Hakuchi


2h 26m 1999

Brief Synopsis

In an alternate future, 1990s Japan is still embroiled in World War II, the conflict having raged for almost half a century. Decimated by daily bombings, the cities are rubble and the only skyscaper left standing is the Media Station, a TV production and broadcasting center which provides the countr

Film Details

Also Known As
Hakuchi: The Innocent, Innocent, The
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Shochiku-Fuji Company Ltd; Swift Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 26m

Synopsis

In an alternate future, 1990s Japan is still embroiled in World War II, the conflict having raged for almost half a century. Decimated by daily bombings, the cities are rubble and the only skyscaper left standing is the Media Station, a TV production and broadcasting center which provides the country with its only source of escapism- entertainment. Working as a production assistant at the Media Station, Izawa lives alone in a poor neighborhood and contemplates suicide daily. His life begins to look a little less bleak, however, when he one day discovers his neighbor's wife, Sayo, hiding in his room. Sayo is also lonely and depressed and the two offer each other comfort in a world where daily bombings threaten that any day could be their last.

Film Details

Also Known As
Hakuchi: The Innocent, Innocent, The
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Shochiku-Fuji Company Ltd; Swift Productions

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States May 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Lake Arrowhead International Film Festival in Los Angeles May 5-7, 2000.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams and Visions) September 1-11, 1999.

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown at Lake Arrowhead International Film Festival in Los Angeles May 5-7, 2000.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Dreams and Visions) September 1-11, 1999.)