Cast & Crew
Murata Heihachi, a WWII veteran, runs a small bar with his ailing wife Shizue. Fellow vets, including the still dapper Ito Tamio, convene there for reunions. But their old friend Kijima never shows up for them; he's still haunted by guilt for abandoning a colleague to bleed to death during the war. Soon, though, a new and immediate threat confronts these elderly men. They discover that an outfit called Utopia is active in their area, swindling old people out of their savings and homes...
Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme) January 24 - February 4, 2001.
Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (in competition) September 22 - October 5, 2000.