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Evil Does Not Exist

Evil Does Not Exist

Evil Does Not Exist

Dir. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
106 min

Takumi is a single dad to his daughter, Hana. Life is hard in their village but peaceful. However, when a Tokyo company descends on the village with the intent of building a “glamping” resort, the village will never be the same, with potentially devastating results.

From Oscar-winning director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) comes a slow-burning and multi-faceted new ecological thriller. In the mountain village of Harasawa lives Takumi, where he helps the villagers chop wood, draw water, and do odd jobs, until a major corporation looks to exploit the natural beauty. Working with composer Eiko Ishibashi, Hamaguchi has crafted a visually and aurally stunning film, which, despite its methodical pace, will keep you on the edge of your seats.

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 106 min
Country/Region: Japan
Language: Japanese
Print Source: Sideshow / Janus Films
Tags: Asian Frontiers, Drama, Environmental, Sociopolitical


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