Culture News This Japanese drama that exposes the real problems of society is coming to Netflix on June 16
Published on 06/13/2023 at 11:30
Netflix returns with a new Japanese thriller, which should tackle serious problems of modern societies.
On June 16, you can discover Japanese thriller The Village on Netflix. Carried out by Fujii Michitoit will be a dark film, dealing with heavy subjects.
“Between tradition and modernity”…?
Fujii Michito est un renowned director, with a very recognizable style. You may have discovered his work in the thriller The Journalistand precisely he is launching a new film of the genre on Netflix, The Village. The trailer, at disturbing atmosphereshows a film that will combine emotional action scenesatmospheres very “traditional Japan” with modern society …
A young man frozen in a still village
The film follows a young man baptized Yu Katayama et residing in Kamonmuraand fictional landlocked village in the mountains. Formerly known for its summer noh theater festivalthe village is now in a bad state. Isolated, disfigured by waste of the landfill and the large recycling plant who settled there, Kamonmura has become a village where everything seems still. Especially the situation of its inhabitants…
Poverty, inequalities, environment… A thriller that tackles heavy subjects
The Village will use this context to address the evils of modern Japanese society (and therefore of Western society as well). Thus, we will talk about the rural youth povertyworsening of social inequalities … A Kamonmura, a single misstep will be fatal to your social ascent, whatever the means used to climb the slope, everything is frozen and engraved in marble, it seems. Of course, the film will also address the impact of human activities on the environment, since it is a factory that has changed the region so much. A very often important subject in Japanese works. A drame social Qui mettra en vedette Ryūsei Yokohama, Haru Kuroki, Arata Furuta, Shida Nakamura, Wataru Ichinose, Daiken Okudaira, Ryuto Sakuma, Tetta Sugimoto, Naomi Nishida et Hana Kino.
The Village is expected to be around two hours long, and hits Netflix on June 16.