The Land of Hope (2012)

The Land of Hope is a Japanese movie directed by Sion Sono. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2012 and was released by Bitters End in Japan on October 20, 2012.

Movie info

Original title
希望の国
Transliterated title
Kibo no Kuni
Release date
September 7, 2012
Directed by
Sion Sono
Written by
Sion Sono (screenplay)
Runtime
133 min.
Eiren rating
G (General Audiences)
  • The Land of Hope UK Blu-ray

    Region B Blu-ray (English subtitles)

    Label: Third Window Films (UK)
    Out: Aug 26, 2013
    Buy: Amazon.co.uk
  • The Land of Hope UK DVD

    Region 2 PAL DVD (English subtitles)

    Label: Third Window Films (UK)
    Out: Aug 26, 2013
    Buy: Amazon.co.uk
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Plot

Yoichi and Izumi are a married couple living in a village as humble dairy farmers with Yoichi’s parents Yasuhiko and Chieko.

One day, a huge earthquake strikes and an evacuation begins, but Yoichi is hesitant to leave their lifetime home behind. When he discovers his wife is pregnant, he must do whatever it takes to protect her and their unborn child. Meanwhile, their neighbors have to make their own choice about evacuation.

Featured Cast

Isao Natsuyagi Isao Natsuyagi Yasuhiko
Jun Murakami Jun Murakami Yoichi
Megumi Kagurazaka Megumi Kagurazaka Izumi
No photo available Naoko Otani Chieko
Yutaka Shimizu Yutaka Shimizu
Hikari Kajiwara Hikari Kajiwara
Denden Denden
Saikichi Sugawara Daikichi Sugawara
Takashi Yamanaka Takashi Yamanaka
No photo available Kenzo Kawarazaki
Yusuke Iseya Yusuke Iseya
Mitsuru Fukikoshi Mitsuru Fukikoshi
Fusako Urabe Fusako Urabe
No photo available Gitan Ohtsuru
Masatoshi Matsuo Masatoshi Matsuo
Shiro Namiki Shiro Namiki
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka
Toru Tezuka Toru Tezuka
Keisuke Horibe Keisuke Horibe

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Videos

  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 1 year ago
  • Teaser (English subtitles)

    Added 2 years ago

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Last Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 00:06:54 EDT