(Shikasihi - Fukushi kirisute no jidainni)
Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Production: TV Man Union
Beta SP, Colour, 47 min,
OV Japanese with English Subtitles
French Electronic Subtitles
Harashima Nobuko and Yamanouchi Toyonori: two suicides. Two lives at the extreme ends of the Japanese health system: the former is ill, a victim whose rights for compensation are contested; the latter is a senior civil servant in charge of the compensation who refuses the policy decided for a serious medical scandal.
Through encounters with their closed relatives, However endeavours to understand what brought both of them to the brink of suicide.