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Lost Serenade

2016
1h 52m
Crime/Drama
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Cast

Nori Satô (Kaori)Uwa Ishibashi (Yuu)Kentarô Furuyama (Toshio)Mika Akizuki (Salesperson)Yôta Kawase (Takeda)Asuka Kurosawa (Keiko)Jun Miho (Minayo)Sakurako MizukiAyaka NarukamiYûya Takagawa (Kurata)Kyôko Tôyama (Shinobu)Yûka Ueno

Director

Masato Ozawa

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Synopsis

Human rights for sexual assault and child abuse victims are global concern that is not only in addressed in Japan but throughout the world. From his debut, Director Masato Ozawa has continued to create films which shine a light on these serious social issues. In his previous work "Remiges," Ozawa expressed the struggles of a girl and a boy who have been victims of violence with a fresh perception and won "Best Picture Prize" at the 14th Jeonju International Film Festival. With his works Ozawa have quickly gathered acclaim as one of Japan's up-and-coming director. For "Lost Serenade" Ozawa challenged to depict original sin and redemption through a direct approach towards sexual violence also known as the 'soul murder.' Starring rising stars, Nori Sato and Uwa Ishibashi who poured their heart and soul into their characters, actors who shared Ozawa's passion in this theme, Yota Kawase, Asuka Kurosawa and Jun Miho also supported the film.

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