Big River

an ATSUSHI FUNAHASHI picture

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Title

Big River

Director

Atsushi Funahashi

Producer

Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida, Shozo Ichiyama

Nationality

Japan, USA

Year

2006

Duration

105'

Language

English, Japanese

Format

Dolby DTS

Ratio

2.35:1

Original Title

Big River

Synopsis

Synopsis


Soon after he lands in America, Ali, a Muslim man from Pakistan, begins his search for his estranged wife, Nadia. On his journey, Ali meets with Teppei, a Japanese traveller hitchhiking his way across America, and Sarah, a local trailer park girl, who help him in his search. The three travellers succeed in finding Nadia, who, to Ali’s dismay, is living a new life in Phoenix with another man. Ali spends the rest of his stay in America with Teppei and Sarah, anxiously wondering where his life is leading. In the brief time they are together, the three companions commit to helping one another. Ali, Teppei and Sarah begin a new journey, to find their own individual identities and in the process they find each other. Big River is a road movie, a tale about the borderless realm of friendship and its ability to transcend culture.

Synopsis

Stills

Press

"Exquisite lensing… A Jim Jarmusch-like movie that recalls the work of producer Jim Stark (“Mystery Train,” “Cold Fever”)… Sheer beauty"

VARIETY

Festivals
& Awards

Berlin International Film Festival
Forum

Busan International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Joe Odagiri
Kavi Raz
Chloe Snyder
Director Atsushi Funahashi
Producers Masayuki Mori, Takio Yoshida
Shozo Ichiyama
Co-producers Mohammed Naqvi
Alyssa Black
Line Producer Jill Schneider
Cinematographer Eric Van Den Brulle
Production Design Jeff Bercume
Casting Alyssa Jo Black
Sound Designer Justin Kawashima
Sound Mixer Sergio Sanmiguel
Editor Steve Hamilton
Music Janek Duszynski

Releases

Japan - Tokyo Theatres K.K.

20.01.2006

South Korea

17.08.2006