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.
- 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)
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.
Last year, director Sion Sono chose to film his live-action adaptation of Himizu in an area devastated by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, incorporating the effects of disaster into the story...5 years ago
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