KAITANSHI JOKEI

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KAITANSHI JOKEI

Sketches of Kaitan City

Kumakiri Kazuyoshi
Japan, 2010
Fiction, 152min, OmeU

KAITANSHI JOKEI

Kumakiri Kazuyoshi
Japan, 2010
Fiction, 152min, OmeU

Cast: 
Tanimura Mitsuki
Takehara Pistol
Kase Ryo
Miura Masaki
Yamanaka Takashi
Kobayashi Kaoru
Screenplay: 
Ujita Takashi nach Kurzgeschichten von Sato Yasushi
Sound: 
Yoshida Noriyoshi
Camera: 
Kondo Ryuto
Editor: 
Hori Yoshisuke
Composer: 
Jim O’Rourke
Decoration: 
Yamamoto Naoki
Costume: 
Kozato Sachiko

Production: 
Sketches of Kaitan City-Production Committee
World Sales: 
Open Sesame
Format: 
HD
Color

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)