IN THE WAKE
A Window on Asian Cinema
Literature · Crime/Violence · Social Criticism · Suspense/Mystery · Disaste · Ditective · Revenge · Human Rights
- Production Year 2021
- Running Time135min
- Format DCP
Nine years since the Tohoku earthquake, starved corpses with tied hands and feet are found in Miyagi Prefecture. The victims are a civil servant in charge of health and welfare and a local government official. They were men of good standing without particular enemies. Detective Seiichiro suspects them to be part of serial murders and searches for the murderer. Tone, a young man who served time for arson and assault, surfaces as a suspect. Is Tone the murderer? Why are the murders occurring? The film is driven by mystery but the twist is not what’s important. It recalls the tragedies that occurred in the process of cleaning up after the Tohoku earthquake, looking squarely at the fact that some have been left unprotected by society in the wake of a disaster. Based on Nakayama Sachiri’s social mystery novel, this film poses a grave question to modern Japanese society. (NAM Dong-chul)
- 상영관Sohyang Theater Centum City
- 상영관Lotte Cinema Centum City 9
- 상영관Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2
Born in Oita in 1960, Zeze Takahisa majored in philosophy at the University of Kyoto and started his career in the independent film industry. He debuted with the “pink” film, Good Luck Japan, in 1989 and directed commercial features, such as Moon Child (2003) and Pandemic (2008). His 270-minute film, Heaven’s Story (2010) won FIPRESCI and NETPAC awards at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival. His next feature, Life Back Then (2011), won the Innovation Award at the 2011 Montreal Film Festival. He was nominated for the Best Director Award at 2017 Japan Academy Awards with Six Four: Part 1 (2016).
Greetings from the Director
- Director ZEZE Takahisa
- Producer Ryohei TSUTSUI, Daisuke FUKUSHIMA
- Cast Takeru SATOH, Kaya KIYOHARA, Kento HAYASHI, Eita NAGAYAMA, Naoto OGATA, Hidetaka YOSHIOKA, Mitsuko BAISHO, Hiroshi ABE
- Screenplay Tamio HAYASHI, Takahisa ZEZE
- Production Company
Shochiku Co., Ltd.
4-1-1 Tsukiji, Togeki Bldg, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- World Sales
Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Japan 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Togeki Bldg, Chuo-ku, Tokyo