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  • Movie: Himizu
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 869 users)
  • Ranked: #1148
  • Popularity: #1645
  • Watchers: 2,217

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Himizu
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Ratings: 8.1/10 from 869 users
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Set after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, all 14-year-old Sumida Yuichi wants to become is a regular boy and live a decent life. His environment though repeatedly drags him into the mud. He runs his parent's rental boat business, which is located next to a nondescript lake. His mother frequently comes home with different men and soon she leaves him entirely. His father only comes around looking for money.
Chazawa Keiko is a classmate of Sumida Yuichi. She harbors a severe crush on Yuichi. Keiko's home life isn't much better than Yuichi's. Her mother builds a gallows with a noose in place for Keiko to take her own life. Her mother believes her life would be better off without Keiko.
Under these circumstances, Keiko pays a visit to Yuichi's home. A group of people are lingering nearby who live in makeshift tents on the property. Keiko tries to befriend Yuichi, but she is berated and even physically assaulted. She doesn't get deterred though and sticks around.
One day, the yakuza come by Yuichi's home. They look for Yuichi's father who is nowhere to be found. The men then tell Yuichi that he has to come up with 6 million Yen by tomorrow to pay off his father's debt. Yuichi already heartbroken by his mother's abandonment and abuse from his father nears a tipping point. A string of incidents then occurs that brings Yuichi's world to a screeching halt.
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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 14, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hr. 9 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 869 users)
  • Ranked: #1148
  • Popularity: #1645
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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mikachan
16 people found this review helpful
Jan 19, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
Okay, i don't know how to begin, I was one day bored without dramas or something to see and i saw someone that said that this movie was amazing, so i began and the story it's about an earthquake and the lifes of the people after that and it seems normal but OMG it's so amazing, then we see Yuichi (Shota Sometani) a simple guy but he has really bad "parents", well, they don't deserve to be called parents, and our lead girl that she's in love with him, well...you can say it in that way LOL
The acting: It's beyond the perfection, i was so inmersed in the movie, they were perfect in their roles, all the cast was amazing, I hated the parents and it was a movie that I'll never forget (because it was perfect)
The music was fine, nothing that I'll remember forever
Rewatch value: I have seen this movie 3 times and I'm not a person who likes to rewatch dramas or movies.
Overall: if you have a good cast, little bizarre things that are typical in japanese movies, two leads with a dysfunctional family then JACKPOT! If you're looking for a good movie you must see it, you're not to wast your time

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SayItAintSoJoe
12 people found this review helpful
Nov 20, 2013
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.0
I just watched Himuzu and it was amazing. It took no time at all to immediately reek of Sono awesomeness. It was intense and poetic and disturbing and strangely captivating like all of his movies are. The OST really gets a hold of you and it heightens the surrealness of the movie. You can also see some of the Suicide Club type messages in this one where it seems he's confronting some of societies issues. I also like that he uses the same actors. I love when directors do that. And the actors did a great job, especially the young girl. I also felt that Himizu was a little bit cleaner and inspiration than his other films. Sono Shion fans will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it.

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