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Evil Does Not Exist

Evil Does Not Exist

Evil Does Not Exist

Dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
106 min
NR

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ABOUT THE FILM

In the rural alpine hamlet of Mizubiki, not far from Tokyo, Takumi and his daughter, Hana, lead a modest life gathering water, wood, and wild wasabi for the local udon restaurant. Increasingly, the townsfolk become aware of a talent agency’s plan to build an opulent glamping site nearby, offering city residents a comfortable “escape” to the snowy wilderness. When two company representatives arrive and ask for local guidance, Takumi becomes conflicted in his involvement, as it becomes clear that the project will have a pernicious impact on the community.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s follow up to his Academy Award®-winning Drive My Car is a foreboding fable on humanity's mysterious, mystical relationship with nature. As sinister gunshots echo from the forest, both the locals and representatives confront their life choices and the haunting consequences they have.

Film Details

Programs: Cinema Club, New Releases
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 106 min
Country/Region: Japan
Rating: NR
Language: Japanese
Print Source: Sideshow / Janus Films
Tags: Drama, Environmental, Sociopolitical

Cast/Crew

Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Producer: Satoshi Takata
Cinematographer: Yoshio Kitagawa
Screenwriter: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Editor: Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Azusa Yamazaki
Composer: Eiko Ishibashi
Principal Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, Ayaka Shibutani

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