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After Life

After Life

(Wandâfuru raifu)

by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Japan

 

After Life

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu

Script: Kore-eda Hirokazu

Cinematographer: Yamazaki Yutaka, Sukita Masayoshi

Editing: Kore-eda Hirokazu

Sound: Takizawa Osamu

Music: Kasamatsu Yasuhiro

Cast: Arata, Oda Erika, Terajima Susumu, Naito Takashi, Tani Kei, Naito Taketoshi, Abe Sadao, Shoda Kisuke, Shirakawa Kazuko

Production: TV Man Union, Engine Films Production

Distribution:
Tamasa Distribution
63 rue de Ponthieu
75008 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1.43.59.01.01
Fax: 0033 1.43.59.64.41
Mail: contact@tamasadiffusion.com
www.tamasadiffusion.com

Year: 1998

35 mm, Colour, 118 mn, 
OV Japanese with French Subtitles

Awarded at Nantes, San Sebastian and Torino

In a kind of limbo between heaven and hell, a ‘professional’ team aims to help people who recently died at any age to select one single moment from their memory within a week. Once selected, this moment will be filmed by the limbo team and will become the eternal personal paradise for the deceased. It is not easy to choose a single moment of happiness. Some people have known few of them, others many. Emotions and laughters come out of this improbable encounter between those needing to choose and those backing them for this often painful choice.

After Life is based on the memories of hundreds old Japanese people. Their story reflects their happiness and fears; it is intimately linked to the history of postwar Japan.

“Though the characters are the dead, this is not a film about death but about the pleasure and pain to put an end to past.” Kore-eda-Hirokazu

 
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