The WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature
Japan / 2011 / Japanese dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 129 minutes

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Feature /Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Editor: Takashi Sato (Editor)

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Feature /Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Actor: Kôji Yakusho (Actor / Actress)

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Feature /Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Scriptwriter: Shuichi Okita (Scriptwriter)

Winner of Muhr AsiaAfrica / Feature /Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature – Best Scriptwriter: Narayan Parasuram (Editor)

Synopsis

When a film crew arrives in a small village in the mountains to shoot a zombie movie, a 60-year-old lumberjack and a 25-year-old first-time film director strike up an unlikely friendship. Directed with a warm, lighthearted touch by Shuichi Okita, and starring one of Japan’s most acclaimed actors, Koji Yakusho ("Babel"), as well as one of its rising stars, Shun Oguri ("Crows Zero"), "The Woodsman and the Rain" is an inspiring and often comical portrait of two men—and two communities—finding in each other a renewed sense of joy in life.

Genre

Drama

Cast & Credits

15+

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