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Bashing

 

by Kobayashi Masahiro

Japan

 

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Director: Kobayashi Masahiro

Scriptwriter: Kobayashi Masahiro

Cinematographer: Saitoh Koichi

Sound: Yokoyama Tatsuo

Music: Hayashi Hiroshi

Cast: Fusako Urabe, Riuzo Tanaka, Takayuki Kato, Kikujiro Honda, Teruyuki Kaawa, Nene Otsuke

Production:
Kobayashi Masahiro
Okamura Naoko

Distribution: 
Paradis Films
6 rue Lincoln
75 008 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1 53 53 44 15
Mail: programmation@paradisfilms.com
www.paradisfilms.com

Year:
2005

35 mm, Colour, 82 min, OV Japanese with French Subtitles

 

Yuko returns from Japan after being taken hostage in the Middle East. This event deeply shocked and embarrassed her country. Six months later, she is still the victim of daily contemptuous behaviors; she is humiliated by insults, harassed by anonymous phone calls and even aggressed in the street. Her employer sacks her and her isolation grows along with her despair. He father is the only one to support her and to understand her, despite the hostility of society. Yuko will go through this ordeal without weakening, obsessed with one thing: to return to the country where she felt ‘useful’ for the first time and where smiling children will make her life meaningful.

“The film has a universal dimension. In Japan, not only hostages but also all kinds of minorities are harassed. These minorities have no choice but to endure such contempt and violence.” Kobayashi Masahiro

 
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