7 Days War
by Murano Yûta
Script : Ôkôchi Ichirô, d’après le roman Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou de Sôda Osamu
Illustration : Keisin Animation, Shimizu Hiroshi
Music : Ichikawa Jun
Production : Seven Days War Partners
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75 002 Paris
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Year : 2019
DCP, Color, 88 mn, OV japanese with french ST
Annecy Festival 2020
The day before the summer holidays, Mamoru finds out that his neighbour Aya, with whom he is secretly in love, is going to move away. He suggests that they run away for a week to celebrate her 17th birthday. They hide away together in a closed-down factory building where they meet up with their friends. They soon discover that they are not the only ones hiding there. A young refugee from Thailand is trying to avoid being picked up by the police while waiting to join his parents. The joyful escapade imagined by Mamoru then turns into a 7-day war to save their protégé. Learn to doubt, to ask yourself the right questions and face up to problems, without, all the same, doing too much. The message carried by this film rings like a bell, warning our society about the excesses of the Internet and social media.
“I wrote 7 days with a touch of irony, thinking about these adults emerging from Japan’s revolutionary generation, who, in their youth, campaigned for more freedom but, once grown up, discipline their children as they were disciplined in the past.” Osamu Sôda, the author of the novel.