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The Land of Hope 2012

  • Sion Sono
  • October 20, 2012
  • 133 mins
  • Japanese
  • Drama
An old couple, their only son, the son's wife, a young man and his lover live peacefully in a village. Then, a terrifying earthquake strikes that causes a nearby nuclear station to explode. The residents must evacuate, but the family lives on a farm, with only half of the area designated as an evacuation area...

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A fictional story about the Fukushima disaster directed by Sono? It's everything I didn't expect. While it has some heavy melo-drama, there is payoff to make up for it. Combined with good acting and visuals it is more respectful than I thought and a great movie.

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