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Moe No Suzaku

Quinzaine 1997 | Feature film | 1 h 35

Nishiyosino-mura is a village in a forest famous for its Yoshino cedars. Kozo Tahara is the head of a family that has worked in forestry for generations. In 1971, the economic crisis hits the village, forcing many of its inhabitants to leave. That same year a project to build an access tunnel to the village is announced. Kozo, who lives modestly with his mother Sachiko, his wife Yasuyo and his nephew, Eisuke, whose mother left the village, and his beloved little girl, Michiru, is excited by the tunnel project. Byt halfway through construction, the tunnel is abandonned. 15 years pass. The Tahara family now lives on the edge of poverty and is financially dependent on Eisuke : he works in a bar outside the village. Yasuyo has taken a part-time job in this same bar. Michiru is now a teenager and her feelings for Eisuke, whom she has always love as a brother, undergo a change. As for Eisuke, separated from his mother since childhood, he develops a deep affection for Yasuyo. One fine day, Kozo leaves the house with his favorite 8mm camera’

Artistic & technical sheet

Jun Kunimura
Kotaro Shibata
Machiko Ono
Sachiko Izumi
Yasuyo Kamimura

Naomi Kawase

Masaki Tamura

Osamu Takizawa

Shuichi Kakesu

Masamichi Shigeno

Set decoration
Etsuko Ypshida

PRODUCTION : Bitters End Inc. 101 Villa New Century, 10-5 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150 Tél. : (81-3) 3462 0345 Fax : (81-3) 3462 0621 VENTE A L'ETRANGER : Seawell Films 45, rue Pierre Charon, 75008 Paris Tél. : 01 47 20 18 73 Fax : 01 47 20 15 43


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