TOKYO’S BELLY

a film by Reinhild Dettmer-Finke

TOKYO’S BELLY

Germany | 2013 | 70:00 min

Original Title:
DER BAUCH VON TOKYO

Formal Categories

Society Ecology Economy Politics

Content Categories

Documentary
70 or 58min | original Japanese/German version with English subtitles or as dubbed German version available
Synopsis
For two years I lived in Tokyo - together with 36 million people.
In 2011, I returned to Germany – my bags filled with images
and stories about people that fill TOKYO’S BELLY. The film footage allows a look into otherwise closed places like water and sewage treatment plants. It shows sanitation workers, fishmongers, and farmers at work and illustrates the Japanese values of ritual, discipline, and belonging to a group.
Since the 11th of March 2011, the perspective has shifted. In July 2012, I went back to visit the same people in Tokyo and in northeast Japan, and I asked them how things had changed.
The result is a film about how this city of superlatives is supplied, at the same time delivering insight into the disaster of Fukushima and its aftermath. A film about the loss of trust in the technical and political elite and about the ‘anger in the belly‘ of many Japanese.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Reinhild Dettmer-Finke
Original Languages

German

Japanese

Production Company
defi - Filmproduktion
Hildastr. 15, 79102 Freiburg im Breisgau
info@defi-filmproduktion.de
https://www.defi-filmproduktion.de
Links / Reference
Menu Icon Menu Icon Arrow Icon Arrow Icon Plus Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Minus Icon HFF Logo HFF Logo