Tokyo Sonata: The Masters of Cinema Series
Running Time: 120
Retail Price: £19.99
Release Date: 22/06/2009
Content Type: Movie
Kiyoshi Kurosawa - the hugely acclaimed Japanese director famous for his groundbreaking, existential horror films such as Cure and Kairo [Pulse] - set Cannes alight in 2008 with this highly topical film - an eerie, poignant reflection on the mass uncertainty sweeping the world.
When Ryuhei Sasaki (played by Teruyuki Kagawa) is unceremoniously dumped from his 'safe' company job, his family's happy, humdrum life is put at risk.Outstanding performances; serene, elegant direction; and Kurosawa's trademark chills are evident as he ratchets up the unsettling atmosphere and the grim hopelessness of Sasaki's unemployment.
Widely regarded as Kurosawa's finest achievement, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes 2008.
• Making of Documentary
• Q&A, Tokyo, September 2008
• Premiere, Tokyo, September 2008
• DVD Discussion
• Original UK Theatrical Trailer
• 28 Page Booklet
1080p Widescreen 1.85:1
DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Japanese
Dolby TrueHD 2.0 Japanese
Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese
Director of Photography:
Michael J. Werner
The Masters of Cinema Series