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Kibō no Kuni (希望の国)

The Land of Hope

Director

Sion Sono

Synopsis

In the fictional Nagashima prefecture, Yoichi Ono (Jun Murakami) lives a peaceful life with his wife Izumi (Megumi Kagurazaka), and his parents Yasuhiko (Isao Natsuyagi) and Chieko (Naoko Otani), on the family’s small farm. One day, an earthquake disrupts the calm, causing the reactor at a nearby nuclear power plant to explode. The Nagashima community is directly within the twenty-kilometre evacuation radius—except for the Ono farm. Haunted by memories of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in which evacuees were forced out of their homes permanently, the Onos are faced with a terrible decision: stay and risk the possibility of radiation poisoning, or leave the home their family has spent generations building.

Cast

Isao Natsuyagi, Naoko Otani, Jun Murakami, Megumi Kagurazaka Yutaka Shimizu, Hikari Kajiwara, Daikichi Sugawara, Takashi Yamanaka, Kenzo Kawarazaki, Mariko Tsutsui and Denden

Crew

Writer: Sion Sono; Cinematograper: Shigenori Miki; Editor: Jyunichi Ito;

Festivals

Munich IFF, TIFF - Toronto IFF, Rio de Janeiro IFF, Busan IFF, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Hawaii IFF, Chicago IFF, Hong Kong Asian FF, Thessaloniki IFF, Stockholm IFF, Taipei Golden Horse FF, Tallinn Black Nights FF, Mar del Plata FF, International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Torino FF, San Diego Asian FF, !f istanbul Independent FF, Dubai IFF, Sydney FF

Director's Filmography

- Kuso-yarō to Utsukushiki Sekai, 2018

- Tokyo Vampire Hotel, 2017

- Shinjuku Swan II, 2017

- Antiporno, 2016

- Madly (segment "Love of Love"), 2015

- The Virgin Psychics, 2015

- The Whispering Star, 2015

- Tag, 2015

- Love & Peace, 2015

- Shinjuku Swan, 2015

- All Esper Dayo! SP, TV Movie, 2015

- Tokyo Tribe, 2014

- Venice 70: Future Reloaded, collective documentary, 2013

- Minna! ESPer Dayo!, TV Series, 2013

- Why Don't You Play in Hell?, 2013

- The Land of Hope, 2012

- Kenkichi, 2012

- Himizu, 2011

- Guilty of Romance, 2011

- Cold Fish, 2010

- Make the Last Wish, 2009

- Be Sure to Share, 2009

- Love Exposure, 2008

- Exte, 2007

- Jikô keisatsu, TV Show, 2006

- Balloon Club, Afterwards, 2006

- Strange Circus, 2005

- Noriko's Dinner Table, 2005

- Into a Dream, 2005

- Hazard, 2005

- Nô-pantsu gâruzu:Movie box-ing2:Otona ni Nattara, Anthology, 2004

- Chichi no Hi, 2003

- Prom Night, 2002

- Father's Day, short, 2001

- 0cm4, short, 2001

- Suicide Club, 2001

- Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri, 2000

- Utsushimi, 2000

- Depression Blot, 1999

- Dankon: The Man, 1998

- Kaze, short, 1998

- Keiko Dessukedo (I Am Keiko), 1997

- Bad Film, 1995

- Heya: The Room, 1992

- Bicycle Sighs, 1990

- Decisive Match! Boys Dorm vs Girls Dorm, 1988

- Love, short, 1986

- A Man's Flower Road, 1986

- I Am Sion Sono!!, short, 1985

- Love Song, short, 1984

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