• Himizu (2011)

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Release Date: March 14th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
Two teenagers living in post-tsunami Japan commit violent acts against wrongdoers.

Cast: Tetsu Watanabe, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Ken Mitsuishi, Makiko Watanabe, Asuka Kurosawa, Denden , Jun Murakami

Director: Shion Sono

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kôdansha, GAGA

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Sion Sono's film is a vision of coming of age as trial by fire, a thunderous encapsulation of that period of transition in which adolescents try to discover themselves: their passions, their purpose, their sense of morality. show more

  • Sono retains his go-for-the-throat approach, but the violence here somehow connects with the brutal economic conditions, and he fosters very tender, affecting performances from Shôta Sometani and Fumi Nikaidô as his crushed young lovers. show more

  • Young leads Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaidou – both experienced film actors – grow in stature as the film progresses to the achingly real final scene, where they are extraordinarily intense and effective. show more

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