2010, 278 min., B.R., in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Takahisa Zeze. With Kana Honda, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Shugo Oshinari, Moeki Tsuruoka, Hako Yamasaki.
FIPRESCI and Netpac prizes in the Forum section of the 2011 Berlin Film Festival
“Wearing its four-hours-and-38-minutes length like a badge of pride, Heaven’s Story is an epic, multi-character mixtures of murder, obsessiveness and redemption that only the Japanese are able to pull off.” – Derek Elley, Film Business Asia
Monumental and strange, passionate and philosophical, this is an epic in every sense of the word. Former "King of Pink" Takahisa Zeze spent almost two years shooting this four-hour revenge movie. Eight-year-old Sato, whose family was wiped out by a psychopath who then went on to kill himself, learns of a man who has sworn to take revenge on the murderer of his wife and daughter. For eight long years she waits in vain for him to keep his promise before taking the initiative herself and setting in motion a chain of tragic events.
Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
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- July 10, 2011
- 2:45 pm