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The Land of Hope

Japan (2012) | 134 minutes

Director: Sion Sono

In the aftermath of the great earthquake and nuclear meltdown that devastated the Northeast coast of Japan, two families whose homes fall on opposite sides of the evacuation border must confront hard choices about whether to leave, and whose orders to follow. The elderly Onos have deep reasons for not wanting to abandon their dairy farm, while their son Yoichi and his wife Izumi fear the insidious effects of radiation on Izumi’s pregnancy. Meanwhile, the Suzukis’ son helps his girlfriend search for her parents in a devastated landscape.

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