«An Eden For Two»
After World War 2 Japan experienced an economic boom and became a wealthy society. But one couple - Tarao and Fusako, both now more than 70 years old - fought against the materialism. They chose to live deep in the mountains without electricity, a telephone, or plumbing.
Soon after Torao returned home from the battlefields of World War 2, he and his wife bought a mountain near their home village. Together, they cultivated the rugged terrain in order to live their lives there. Torao proclaimed: «We want to plant and raise enough rice and vegetables for ourselves.» They became self sufficient. Even when Torao became serious ill, he persevered and they continued to live the mountain life. The mountain's emotional importance far outweighed the effects of aging. Passing away, Torao's daughters reflected on him and his wife's lives: «We learned from them how to live good life for ourselves. We also want to live as our parents did.» With this, Torao and Fusako's daughters look up to their parents as a model of how we should live.
Der Film wird in der japanischen Originalversion mit englischen Untertiteln gezeigt.
von Akira Sasaki
Japan 2016, 87 Min.
Altersfreigabe: 16 J