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Shunichi Nagasaki

A Tender Place (Yawaraka na hou)

201' - 2001 - Mystery, Drama - Dialogue: Japanese
Director: Shunichi Nagasaki With: Yûki Amami, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Merii Ajima
Design student Kasumi has married her employer in Tokyo, the manager of a design workshop, and has had a two-year affair with one of his clients. She and her unsuspecting husband are vacationing in Hokkaido with her ex-lover and his wife when Yuka, their five-year-old daughter disappears without a trace. Distraught, Kasumi won’t let go of the idea that Yuka is somewhere alive and safe. She returns to the spot every year, hoping to find a clue. Meanwhile her marriage nearly collapses. On the fifth anniversary of the disappearance, her seemingly hopeless quest in Hokkaido is shadowed by a detective, Utsumi, who has his own ominous reasons for wanting to be involved … (Catalogue International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2002)

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Credits

Director

Shunichi Nagasaki

With

Yûki Amami, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Merii Ajima

Scenario

Shunichi Nagasaki, Natsuo Kirino

Director of Photography

Shigeru Honda

Editor

Akinori Mishima, Shunichi Nagasaki

Producer

Miyuki Sato, Sasaki Shirou, Suziki Takayuki

More information

Dialogue

Japanese

Countries of production

Japan

Year

2001

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