FURUSATO

a film by Thorsten Trimpop

FURUSATO

Germany 2016 | 90:00 min

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GAU
Teaser
March 8, 2018 in cinemas
Synopsis
A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s biggest nuclear
catastrophe since Chernobyl.
A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s biggest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse breeder cope with the loss of their homes and the unseen danger of radiation. Each faces a crucial decision: to stay or to go? Furusato, or hometown, is an unsettling portrait of daily life amid an ongoing cataclysm, one with repercussions far beyond Japan’s shores. While exploring the region during the four years following the disaster, director Thorsten Trimpop reveals a way of life that has taken hold amid tremendous uncertainty and risk, in a place rarely seen and often misunderstood. Culminating in a samurai horse race with a thousand-year tradition, the film offers a space to reflect on the larger issues of progress, its untold sacrifices, and the true cost of the way we live today.

90mins or 52mins| HD | English version
Festivals/Awards
59th DOK Leipzig - Golden Dove
Best Feature Dokumentary - Newburyport DFF

Viennale, Vienna IFF
Globale Meittelhessn
DOCPOINT Helsinki
ANN ARBOR IFF
IFF Guadalalara
achtung berlin!
IFF Boston
Cast and Crew
  • Director Thorsten Trimpop
World Sales Company
NEW DOCS
Dasselstr. 75-77, 50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 16819743

sales@newdocs.de
http://newdocs.de
Production Company
Büchner Filmproduktion GbR
Moltkestrasse 30, 50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 321701

Fax: +49 1803 551846856

info@buechnerfilm.de
http://www.buechnerfilm.de
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