A (1998 Japanese film)
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|Directed by||Tatsuya Mori|
|Produced by||Takaharu Yasuoka|
|Music by||Poe Pak|
|Edited by||Tatsuya Mori
|'A' Production Committee|
|Distributed by||Tidepoint Pictures (2006)
Facets Multimedia Distribution (2008)
Gold View Company Ltd.
|Running time||136 minutes|
A is a 1998 Japanese documentary film about the Aum Shinrikyo cult following the arrest of its leaders for instigating the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995. The film focuses on a young spokesman for the cult Hiroshi Araki, a troubled 28 year-old who had severed all family ties and rejected all forms of materialism before joining the sect.
Director Tatsuya Mori was allowed exclusive access to Aum's offices for over a year as news media were continually kept out. However, despite the documentary's unique perspective on Aum's internal workings, it was not financially successful.
- Hiroshi Araki - Himself
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