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THE GREAT PASSAGE (FUNE WO AMU)  
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Completed - JAPANESE - Drama - 133 minutes

Log Line

Selected as Japan’s 2014 Foreign-Language Oscar Contender.
Yuya ISHII, one of the most talented and young director of Japanese cinema, sets out to picturize a bestseller novel about a eccentric guy who tries to make a new dictionary.







Previous markets

  • Berlin EFM 2013 (Debut)
  • Cannes 2013 (Premiere)
  • AFM 2013 (Screening)
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Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Yuya ISHII
Cast : Aoi MIYAZAKI, Joe ODAGIRI, Ryuhei MATSUDA

Synopsis

Mitsuya Majime is an eccentric young man who joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, “The Great Passage.” While he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries, Mitsuya has a fateful encounter with a woman. Although he is an expert with words, he is unable to find the most appropriate words to express his feelings to her. Will “The Great Passage” ever be completed? And will Mitsuya ever be able to fully express his feelings?
Power of words – it is not for hurting others but for protecting, expressing and communicating with others.

Production

Country(ies) : JAPAN

Distributors

HONG KONG (CHINA) EDKO FILMS LTD
HONG KONG (CHINA) MEI AH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LIMITED
KOREA (South) CINEGURU / DAOU TECH

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Festivals and Awards

Fantasia FF 2013 Official Selection

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