Production: Blink Productions, Vivement Lundi !, Télénantes, TVR35 Bretagne, Ty Télé, Tébéo
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DCP, Color, 50 min,
Japanese with French subtitles
There are probably between 600,000 and a million young people in Japan spending their days shut up in their room cut off from social life, and this sometimes has last for several years. This youth named ‘hikikomori’ is characteristic of what Japanese society calls ‘the lost generation’. The film goes to meet them in one of the rare re-socialization centers for hikikomori.
“With this documentary“Hikikomori, Listening to Silence” we wanted to understand the hikikomori phenomenon in Japan by allowing these youth to speak and by reaching their inner questioning. They are the future of their country, but their lack of self-confidence and the pressure of a too heavy competitiveness made them eventually sink into oblivion” . D. Lorang and D. Beautru