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BASHING

Directed by : Masahiro KOBAYASHI

     Country : JAPAN

Length : 82 minutes

Synopsis

Yuko is back in Japan after being freed as a hostage in the Middle East.
But six month after, her return is proving to be much more of an ordeal. It seems the whole of Japanese society is against her after being embarrassed and horrified at the international attention she received. Yuko is "bashed" every day by insults in the street, anonymous phone calls and even physical violence.
Fired from her job, her isolation from the outside world deepens along with her despair.
After losing her only supporter - her father - she begins to think the unthinkable: to return to the only place where the expressions on people's faces aren't cold or filled with anger, to the only place she has ever felt needed.
While buying Japanese sweets for the Middle Eastern children she allows herself a secret li

Credits

Masahiro KOBAYASHI - Director

Masahiro KOBAYASHI - Script / Dialogue

Koichi SAITOH - Cinematography

Hiroshi HAYASHI - Music

Naoki KANEKO - Film Editor

Tatsuo YOKOYAMA - Sound

Casting

Kikujiro HONDA - Father's Boss

Teruyuki KAGAWA - Hotel Owner

Takayuki KATO - Boyfriend

Ryuzo TANAKA - Father

Fusako URABE - Yuko

Nene OTSUKA - Stepmother

Photos

Film poster © DR

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Contacts

Production

MONKEYTOWN PRODUCTIONS - 1-5-1-306, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, 102-0071 TOKYO JAPAN - T: 81 3 3264 2823 - F: 81 3 3264 2823 - sarumachi@aol.com

Distribution

OCEAN FILMS - T: +33 (0)1 56 62 30 30 - www.ocean-film.com

French press

MATHILDE INCERTI - T: 33 1 48 05 20 80

International press

CHRIS PATON DDA - T: 44 20 7932 9800

International sales

CELLULOID DREAMS - HENGAMEH PANAHI - T: +33 (0)1 49 70 03 70 - www.celluloid-dreams.com

In Competition – Feature Films 2005

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