World soundtrack awards
Archived: Harmonium - Fuchi ni tatsu (2016)

director: Kôji Fukada

composer: Hiroyuki Onogawa
With: Mariko Tsutsui, Tadanobu Asano, Kanji Furutachi, a.o.

duration: 118 minutes
Plus Parcours , Drama

Official Selection - In Competition
Film Fest Gent - Harmonium

Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.

"Many a film has contemplated the splintering of the family dynamic, yet 'Harmonium' burrows into just how tentative ties predicated upon affection, loyalty and even blood can be." (ScreenDaily) "Cycles of guilt, blame and vindictiveness are replayed in scenes of scorching emotional power, which elicit gut-wrenching performances from Tsutsui and Furutachi. The Japanese title, which means "Standing on the Edge" takes on existential resonance in the finale, which manages to be stirring without offering any catharsis, or even answers. That it succeeds in doing so is all the more impressive, considering the measured (some would say slow) tempo." (Variety)


director: Kôji Fukada
composer: Hiroyuki Onogawa
producer: Hiroshi Niimura
screenplay: Kôji Fukada
Editor: Kôji Fukada & Julia Gregory
Cinematography: Ken'ichi Negishi
sound: Junji Yoshikata

production company: Comme des cinemas

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: Japan - France
year: 2016


KÔJI FUKADA: Human Comedy in Tokyo (2008), Hospitalité (2010), Inabe (2013, short), Hotori no sakuko (2013), Sayônara (2015), Harmonium (2016).

Technical Specs

sound: Stereo 5.1
format: DCP
frame: 1:1,66

Other festival films by director Kôji Fukada

2019:A Girl Missing


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