© 1985 Toho Co., Ltd.
  • Saturday, June 6, 20:30 Cinema in the German Film Museum
    (Tickets only available at the German Film Museum)
  • 雪の断章 情熱
    Yuki no dansho – jonetsu
  • Japan 1985, 16mm, 100 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Shinji SOMAI
  • Script: Yozo TANAKA based on a novel by Marumi SASAKI
  • Camera: Koyu IKAHATAMusik: Lighthouse Project
  • Rights: Toho
  • Copy: Japan Foundation
  • Cast: Yuki SAITO, Takaaki ENOKI, Masanori SERA
  • German premiere

Orphaned Iori works as a housemaid for a wealthy family, but runs off when she is accused of stealing. Yuichi, a young man, picks her up and decides to adopt her. He and his best friend become Iori’s substitute family. But the circumstances of her adolescence are not easy, especially when a mysterious murder occurs. In what seems to be one of the longest takes in the history of film, SOMAI’s prologue introduces Iori’s childhood story before switching to her coming of age. Iori faces various problems of young women, while also being confronted with prejudice as an orphan. In stunning pictures, time and space melt into one entity and the jigsaw pieces fall into place.

In cooperation with the Japan Foundation Tokyo and the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne


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