Filmfest 2012

Like many working class cities in Japan, Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, is in economic decline. Opportunities are scarce and the population is sparse, except for the large minority of immigrant labourers – especially Japanese Brazilians and Thais. This multicultural setting becomes a hotbed for underground cultures – from interracial marriages to hip-hop rappers. But resentments towards these immigrants are also simmering, creating a unique perspective of modern Japan in the 21st century.
36th Hong Kong International Film Festival
Saudade (a Portuguese word) has no immediate translation in English. "Saudade describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return."

tags: Feature film

Cast: Tsuyoshi Takano, Hitoshi Ito, Dengaryu, Deejai Paweena, Ai Ozaki


Screenplay: Katsuyo Tomita, Toranosuke Aizawa

Director of Photography: Yoshiko Takano

Film Editor: Yoshiko Takano, Katsuya Tomita

Composer: stillichimiya

Sound: Iwao Yamazaki

Producer: Katsuyo Tomita

Production Company: Kuzoku

Director: Katsuya Tomita