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  • Movie: Himizu
  • Romaji: Himizu
  • Japanese: ヒミズ
  • Director: Sion Sono
  • Writer: Minoru Furuya (manga), Sion Sono
  • Producer: Haruo Umekawa, Masashi Yamazaki
  • Cinematographer: Sohei Tanikawa
  • Release Date: January 14, 2012
  • Runtime: 129 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Distributor: Gaga Corporation
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, all 14-year-old Yuichi Sumida (Shota Sometani) wants to become is a regular boy and live a decent life. His environment though repeatedly drags him into the mud. He runs his parent’s rental boat business, which is located next to a nondescript lake. His mother frequently comes home with different men and soon she leaves him entirely. His father only comes around looking for money. Whenever Yuichi’s father is drunk he tells Yuichi “I wish you were dead.”

Keiko Chazawa (Fumi Nikaido) is a classmate of Yuichi Sumida. She harbors a severe crush on Yuichi. Keiko’s home life isn’t much better than Yuichi’s. Her mother builds a gallows with a noose in place for Keiko to take her own life. Her mother believes her life would be better off without Keiko.

Under these circumstances, Keiko pays a visit to Yuichi’s home. A group of people are lingering nearyby who live in make shift tents on the property. Keiko tries to befriend Yuichi, but she is berated and even physically assaulted. She doesn’t get deterred though and sticks around.

One day, the yakuza come by Yuichi’s home. They look for Yuichi’s father who is nowhere to be found. The men then tell Yuichi that he has to come up with 6 million Yen by tomorrow to pay off his father’s debt. Yuichi already heartbroken by his mother’s abandonment and abuse from his father nears a tipping point. A string of incidents then occurs that brings Yuichi’s world to a screeching halt. Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Yuichi?

Notes

  1. Movie is based on Minoru Furuya’s manga “Himizu” (2001–2002, Young Magazine, Kodansha).
  2. Title “Himizu” refers to a breed of moles found in Japan.
  3. Director Sion Sono originally planned to make a straight movie adaptation of Minoru Furuya’s manga, but following the Tohoku earthquake & tsunami adapted the story to fit into the post-Tohouku earthquake & tsunami Japan.

Cast

Himizu-Shota Sometani1.jpgHimizu-Fumi Nikaido1.jpgHimizu-Tetsu Watanabe1.jpgHimizu-Mitsuru Fukikoshi1.jpgHimizu-Megumi Kagurazakai.jpg
Shota SometaniFumi NikaidoTetsu WatanabeMitsuru FukikoshiMegumi Kagurazaka
Yuichi SumidaKeiko ChazawaYorunoKeita TamuraKeiko Tamura
Himizu-Denden.jpgHimizu-Ken Mitsuishi.jpgHimizu-Makiko Watanabe.jpgHimizu-Asuka Kurosawa.jpgHimizu-Keisuke Horibe.jpg
DendenKen MitsuishiMakiko WatanabeAsuka KurosawaKeisuke Horibe
KanekoYuichi’s dadYuichi’s momKeiko’s momKeiko’s dad
Himizu-Jun Murakami.jpgHimizu-Yosuke Kubozuka1.jpgHimizu-Fuyuki Moto.jpgHimizu-Taro Suwa.jpgHimizu-Setchin Kawaya.jpg
Jun MurakamiYosuke KubozukaFuyuki MotoTaro SuwaSetchin Kawaya
TanimuraTeruhiko IijimaTetsuMakunKenkichi
Himizu-Yuriko Yoshitaka1.jpgHimizu-Anne Suzuki.jpgHimizu-Takahiro Nishijima.jpg
Yuriko YoshitakaAnne SuzukiTakahiro Nishijima
Mikiwaitressstreet performer

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