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  • 2011
  • Japan
  • 129 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Shion Sono
  • Written by: Shion Sono
  • Cast: Shota Sometani, Fumi Nikaido, Tetsu Watanabe
  • Language: Japanese
  • UK release: 1 June 2012

Adapted from the manga comic of the same name, Himizu tells the story of 14-year-olds Sumida and Keiko living in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 tsunami. After killing his father, Sumida embarks on a campaign to kill evil-doers in society before breaking free of this violent cycle with the help of Keiko.

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1 Jun 20123 stars

Earnest but morose drama set against the backdrop of the 2011 tsunami

Set shortly after the 2011 Japanese tsunami and ensuing Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster, Himizu considers the consequences of parental and governmental irresponsibility through its story of two troubled teens. Based on Minoru Furuya’s manga of…

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