Bashing

a MASAHIRO KOBAYASHI picture

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Title

Bashing

Director

Masahiro Kobayashi

Producer

Masahiro Kobayashi, Naoko Okamura

Nationality

Japanese

Year

2005

Duration

82'

Language

Japanese

Format

Mono

Ratio

1.66

Original Title

Basshingu

Synopsis

Synopsis


After being freed as a hostage in the Middle East, Yuko’s return to Japan is proving to be much more of an ordeal. It seems the whole of Japan is against her after being embarrassed and horrified at the international attention she received. Yuko is “bashed” every day by insults, anonymous phone calls and even physical violence. Fired from her job, her isolation from the world deepens as well as her despair. After losing her only supporter – her father – she begins to think the unthinkable: to return to the place where people’s faces aren’t cold or filled with anger, to the only place she has ever felt needed.While buying Japanese sweets for the Middle Eastern children she allows herself a secret little smile.

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Press

"Strongly acted story"

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Festivals
& Awards

Cannes Film Festival
In Competition

Fajr Film Festival
Special Jury Award

Tokyo FILMeX
Grand Prize

Paris Cinéma

Hamburg Film Festival

Vancouver International Film Festival

São Paulo International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Dejima Japanese Film Festival

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Cast & Crew

Fusako Urabe
Takayuki Katô
Ryûzô Tanaka
Kikujirô Honda
Teruyuki Kagawa
Nene Otsuka
Director and Writer Masahiro Kobayashi
Producers Masahiro Kobayashi, Naoko Okamura
Cinematography Kôichi Saitoh
Lighting Yasushi Hanamura
Sound Design Tatsuo Yokoyama
Editor Naoki Kaneko
Music Hiroshi Hayashi

Releases

Japan - Bio-Tide Films

03.06.2006

France - Océan Films

14.06.2006