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    Unique ID Code: 0000189505
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 11/4/2018 16:01
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    The Whispering Star / The Sion Sono

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    2 films together in 1 release!
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 199 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Sion Sono’s first feature with his newly established independent production company is the realization of a script he wrote two decades ago but reworked to reflect the present. Humanoid delivery woman Yoko Suzuki (Megumi Kagurazaka) makes her rounds through space, landing on isolated planets and meeting near-extinct human beings along the way. Whispering to Yoko is the child-like voice of her spaceship’s operating machine. Neither understands why humans have the need to send each other seemingly insignificant objects that take years to be delivered. Shot in black and white, Sono’s beautifully crafted sci-fi setting is reminiscent of the films of Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky.

    The ever-evolving Sion Sono, who burst onto the Japanese film scene with I Am Sion Sono!! in 1984, has made a name for himself in world cinema as a numerous award-winner, festival favorite and provocateur. Directed by Arata Oshima, son of rebel filmmaker Nagisa Oshima, who had praised Sono’s early work before his passing, this documentary gives insight into the man, the poet, the painter, the scriptwriter, the husband and the boy who will eventually grow up to be the Sion Sono. Lineage, history and the past meeting the present are themes in this film in which Oshima connects the dots in Sono’s creative life by taking the camera to the site of his upbringing and following the production of his most recent film The Whispering Star

    Special Features:
    Reversible Sleeve

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 widescreen 1080p
    1.78:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo Japanese (The Whispering Star)
    DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Japanese (The Sion Sono)

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Sion Sono
    Arata Ôshima

    Written By:

    Kenji Endo
    Yûto Ikeda
    Megumi Kagurazaka
    Kôko Mori
    Fumi Nikaidô
    Shôta Sometani
    Sion Sono

    Director of Photography:
    Hideo Yamamoto
    Hidenori Takahashi

    Jun'ichi Itô
    Yoshihiro Ohkawa

    Costume Designer:
    Kazuhiro Sawataishi

    Production Designer:
    Takeshi Shimizu

    Sion Sono
    Izumi Sono
    Takeshi Suzuki
    Naoko Komuro
    Aki Maeda

    Executive Producer:
    Arata Ôshima
    Mayumi Miyoshi
    Tadashi Tanaka
    Keizô Yuri

    Third Window Films

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