The Promised Land『楽園』

  • Drama, 2005
  • 1h 55m

This film is eligible for the Kobayashi Audience Choice Award. After viewing please rate this film here.

Takeshi, devoted to his mother and a village outcast, mends and sell used items. At a Y-shaped intersection in the middle of a rice field near the village, a schoolgirl, Aika is kidnapped. Aika’s friend Tsugumi is traumatized, having been with Aika only minutes before she was kidnapped. On the same day, 12 years later, another girl disappears at the same intersection and villagers suspect Takeshi. In another part of the village, Zenjiro, a widower beekeeper, lives in growing isolation that pushes him towards committing a terrible crime. A devastating mystery and exploration of the limits of trust based on Shuichi Yoshida’s crime stories.

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ベストセラー作家・吉田修一の短編集「犯罪小説集」の映画化。青田に囲まれたY字路で少女誘拐事件が起こる。事件は解決されないまま、それから12年後、同じY字路で再び少女が行方不明になる。犯人として疑われる孤独な男、12年前の事件で心に傷を負った少女、そして限界集落で暮らす養蜂家の男の、三人の犯罪をめぐる喪失と再生を描く。

監督:瀬々敬久 『64 ロクヨン』『ヘブンズストーリー』

出演:綾野剛、杉咲花、片岡礼子、柄本明、村上虹郎、佐藤浩市

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Viewing restricted to Canada only.

Director

Takahisa Zeze

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

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