Fiction

KAITANSHI JOKEI

Sketches of Kaitan City
Kumakiri Kazuyoshi
Japan 2010
152 min
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Bleak is beautiful in Kumakiri Kazuyoshi ’s humanist masterpiece. Set in the fictional shipbuilding town of Kaitan, modelled after Hakodate, the film is based on an unfinished posthumous book by Sato Yasushi, who once drew comparisons with Murakami Haruki. In five parables of working-class struggle and quiet, existential, economic despair, Kumakiri delineates unfeasibly realistic and dramatic sad-scapes that sometimes seem not so much photographed as cast in iron. (Japan Society, New York)

Credits
  • Kase Ryo - Mori
  • Kobayashi Kaoru - Inose
  • Yamanaka Takashi - Hikaru
  • Tanimura Mitsuki
  • Takehara Pistol
  • Miura Masaki
  • Ujita Takashi nach Kurzgeschichten von Sato Yasushi
  • Yoshida Noriyoshi
  • Kondo Ryuto
  • Hori Yoshisuke
  • Jim O’Rourke
  • Yamamoto Naoki
  • Kozato Sachiko
Sketches of Kaitan City-Production Committee

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