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
Transliterated title
Kibo no Kuni
Release date
September 7, 2012
Directed by
Sion Sono
Written by
Sion Sono (screenplay)
Eiren rating
G (General Audiences)
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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

Actor Role
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
Gitan Ohtsuru Gitan Ohtsuru
Masatoshi Matsuo Masatoshi Matsuo
Shiro Namiki Shiro Namiki
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka
Toru Tezuka Toru Tezuka
Keisuke Horibe Keisuke Horibe

Latest news


  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 4 years ago
  • Teaser (English subtitles)

    Added 5 years ago


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Last Updated 08 Jul 2014 at 17:15