A (1998 Japanese film)

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DVD cover
Directed by Tatsuya Mori
Produced by Takaharu Yasuoka
Starring Hiroshi Araki
Music by Poe Pak
Cinematography Tatsuya Mori
Takaharu Yasuoka
Edited by Tatsuya Mori
Takaharu Yasuoka
Distributed by Tidepoint Pictures (2006)
Facets Multimedia Distribution (2008)
Gold View Company Ltd.
Release date
  • 1998 (1998)
Running time
136 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.


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