When I Was Most Beautiful - Ginmaku 2016

New Films from Japan

Vom 14. bis 17. April 2016 findet im Houdini das zweite Ginmaku-Festival statt, welches neue Filme aus Japan präsentiert.

«When I Was Most Beautiful»
Tokyo in 1945, frequent air raids and lack of food and supplies signal imminent defeat for Japan. This film is set in Suginami, Tokyo towards the destitute final years of WWII, 19-year-old girl Satoko falling passionately in love with her older married neighbor Ichige who was spared from the draft due to his weak health. As the end of the war draws closer, Ichige sparks Satoko’s sexual and emotional awakening. Even away from the battlefield, as their relationship grows intimate their fate becomes entangled in the violence of war.
Haruhiko Arai, one of the most acclaimed screenwriters in contemporary Japanese cinema, returns to the director’s chair after 18 years to deliver his passion project.

Der Film wird in der japanischen Originalversion mit englischen Untertiteln gezeigt.

When I Was Most Beautiful - Ginmaku 2016

von Haruhiko Arai
mit Fumi Nikaido, Hiroki Hasegawa, Youki Kudo

Japan 2015, 130 Min.
Altersfreigabe: 16 J
Startdatum: 17.04.2016