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To the Ends of the Earth (2019)

Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari (original title)
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A young Japanese woman finds her cautious and insular nature tested when she travels to Uzbekistan to shoot the latest episode of her travel variety show.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Credited cast:
Atsuko Maeda ... Yoko
Shôta Sometani ... Yoshioka
Tokio Emoto ... Sasaki
Adiz Rajabov ... Temur
Ryô Kase ... Iwao (as Ryo Kase)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muyassar Berdiqulova Muyassar Berdiqulova
Maruf Otajonov Maruf Otajonov
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In this co-production between Japan and Uzbekistan on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Yoko a travelling reporter for a Japanese TV variety program who visits the central Asian country of Uzbekistan. She becomes self-aware and worldly through her journey and interactions with the locals. She records her experiences. Written by aghaemi

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Drama

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The film was made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Uzbekistan, as well as the 70th anniversary of the Navoi Theater, which was built with the labor of Japanese prisoners of war after the end of World War II. See more »

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Mi chiamano Mimi
From La Bohème
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Aria performed by Ma'suma Boltaboyeva
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A Japanese woman in Uzbekistan
15 January 2021 | by danyburSee all my reviews

Yoko, a young Japanese reporter (Atsuko Maeda, actress and pop singer) and her team travel to Uzbekistan for a Japanese TV travel program.

Kishoyi Kurosawa's film is quite unclassifiable. It's a drama, but with moments of comedy, some of them disturbing, with Yoko going through various awkward and sometimes unusual situations. Up to the End ... is an unpredictable film that surprises at all times with the vicissitudes of the protagonist of it, with the consequent and necessary changes of registry of her. Despite this, the film retains its coherence from beginning to end, in part because of the figure of her protagonist, fragile but curious and determined.

Certain cultural clashes, the differences of opinion with her team, her iron and tenacious professionalism, the postponed vocations and Yoko's dreams add to an almost documentary record of the exotic locations through which they pass that never falls into the picturesqueness.


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Country:

Japan | Uzbekistan | Qatar

Language:

Japanese | Uzbek

Release Date:

11 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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To the Ends of the Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Uzbekistan See more »

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2.39 : 1
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