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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Saudade
Original Title Saudade
English Title
Director Katsuya Tomita
Year 2011
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 160'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Tsuyoshi Takano, Hitoshi Ito, Dengaryu, Deejai Paweena, Ai Ozaki
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Katsuya Tomita, Toranosuke Aizawa
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Yoshiko Takano
  • Edición / Editing: Yoshiko Takano, Katsuya Tomita
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Kuzoku
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In a city that’s on the verge of disappearing, the young blood seem to be the one in charge of keeping the houses standing, the joy on the streets, and the people singing in bars. That blood is a mixture of different races, styles, and perspectives on things. Over the years, in the rural city of Kofu the original Japanese locals were joined by waves of immigrant Brazilian and Thai people who form today a mix that is as unique as attractive. When gambling leads to his family going bankrupt, Takeru is then forced to work hard and risk neglecting his presence in the hip hop band “Army Village”. After a year-long research on his hometown’s current habits and situation Katsuya Tomita shaped up an original film led by its characters with the same freedom and effort with which they make up their lives, wondering about and challenging the concept of home, the feeling of being part of a nation, and the pressure for success. A remarkable portrait of a country made through its protagonists.


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