Himizu

Film Intro
Himizu
Film Info
Original Title: 
Himizu
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2011
Rating: 
TBC
Genre: 
Drama
Running Time: 
129 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Himizu
Dir: 
Sion Sono
Writer: 
Minoru Furuya (manga), Sion Sono (screenplay)
Cast: 
Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaido, Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshihi, Megumi Kagurazaka, DenDen
Synopsis: 

The new film from Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) Himizu tells the powerful story of two teenagers’ struggle to live in dystopian future Japan destroyed by a natural disaster.

Keiko (Fumi Nikaido) is a fourteen year old girl obsessed with Yuichi (Shota Sometani, Isn’t Anyone Alive?), in fact she is self admittedly his stalker. She collects his words and wallpapers her room with them, repeating them like a prayer and getting overexcited at spending any time with him. Yuichi is going through troubling times, his mother has left, leaving him to run the family business and his drunken father has run up debts with the yakuza which he must repay.

When young Yuichi is pushed too far he embarks on a violent campaign of revenge against society’s evil doers and it’s up to Keiko to try to bring him back to the path of a decent man.

A heart-rending drama and powerful love story, Himizu features startling performances from its young leads who became the first Japanese actors to win the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 68th Venice Film Festival.

Date of Domestic Cinema Release: 
June 1st, 2012
Crew
Producer: 
Haruo Umekawa, Masashi Yamazaki
Editor: 
Jun'ichi Itô
Art Director: 
Takashi Matsuzuka
Production Company: 
GAGA, Kodansha, Studio Three
Cinematography: 
Sôhei Tanikawa
Music: 
Tomohide Harada
Casting: 
Kumiko Hosokawa, Mitsuyo Ishigaki
Blu-ray Disc Info
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BD Release Date: 
August 6th, 2012
BD Specifications: 
5.1 Surround Sound, Removable English-subtitles
BD Bonus Features: 
72 Minute 'Making Of', Deleted Scenes, Interview with actor Denden, Theatrical Trailer
DVD Info
Himizu
Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk
Buy Now at Play.com
Buy Now at Zavvi.cm
Buy Now at TheHut.com
DVD Release Date: 
August 6th, 2012
DVD Specifications: 
5.1 Surround Sound, Removable English-subtitles
DVD Bonus Features: 
72 Minute 'Making Of', Deleted Scenes, Interview with actor Denden, Theatrical Trailer
Recognition
Awards: 
68th Venice Film Festival - Marcello Mastroianni Award, 14th Deauville Asian Film Festival - Critics Prize, 4th Terracotta Film Festival - Audience Award, 30th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival - Orbit Prize
Festivals: 
68th Venice Film Festival, 36th Toronto International Film Festival, 16th Busan International Film Festival, 44th SITGES International Film Festival, 14th Deauville Asian Film Festival, 8th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, 21st Oslo International Film Festival, 26th Mar Del Plata International Film Festival, 30th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
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