Completed - JAPANESE - Drama - 133 minutes
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.
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Aoi MIYAZAKI, Joe ODAGIRI, Ryuhei MATSUDA
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.
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Fantasia FF 2013 Official Selection