BASHING

V'05

BASHING

Kobayashi Masahiro
J, 2005
Fiction, 82min, OmeU

BASHING

Kobayashi Masahiro
J, 2005
Fiction, 82min, OmeU

Cast: 
Urabe Fusako
Yuko
Tanaka Ryuzo
Vater
Kato Takayuki
Freund
Honda Kikujiro
Chef des Vaters
Kagawa Teruyuki
Hotelbesitzer
Otsuka Nene
Stiefmutter
Screenplay: 
Kobayashi Masahiro
Sound: 
Yokoyama Tatsuo
Camera: 
Saito Koichi
Editor: 
Kaneko Naoki
Composer: 
Hayashi Hiroshi
Decoration: 
Hatano Yukari

Production: 
Monkey Town Productions 1-5-1-306, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0071, Japan T 3 3264 2823 sarumachi@aol.com
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 03 70 info@celluloid-dreams.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Yuko is back to Japan after been freed as a hostage in the Middle East. But six months later, her return is proving to be much more of an ordeal. It seems the whole Japanese society is against her after being embarrassed and horrified at the international attention she received. Yuko is «bashed» every day by insults in the street, anonymous phone calls and even physical violence. Fired from her job, her isolation from the outside world deepens along with her despair. After losing her only supporter her father she begins to think the unthinkable: to return to the only place where the expressions on peoples faces arent cold or filled with anger, to the only place she has ever felt needed.