Reunion (2012 film)

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Reunion
Directed by Ryoichi Kimizuka
Produced by Chihiro Kameyama
Based on Itai: Shinsai, Tsunami no Hate ni
by Kota Ishii
Starring Toshiyuki Nishida
Koichi Sato
Toshiro Yanagiba
Music by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Release date
  • 2 September 2012 (2012-09-02) (Montréal Festival des Films du Monde)
  • 23 February 2013 (2013-02-23) (Japan)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Reunion (遺体 明日への十日間, Itai: Asu e no Tōkakan) is a Japanese film directed by Ryoichi Kimizuka, starring Toshiyuki Nishida. It premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in September 2012, and was released at cinemas in Japan on 23 February 2013.[1]

Outline[edit]

The film is based on the non-fiction book Itai: Shinsai, Tsunami no Hate ni (遺体―震災、津波の果てに, "The Bodies at the End of the Earthquake and Tsunami") by Kota Ishii.[2] Set in Kamaishi, Iwate, following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Aiba (played by Toshiyuki Nishida) is a retired funeral-home employee who volunteers to assist in the task of preparing bodies at a temporary morgue set up in a school gymnasium.[1][2]

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

The film's music was composed and arranged by Takatsugu Muramatsu (ja).[3] The ending theme song, "Pray for the World", was sung by Japanese singer Shanti Snyder.[3][4]

Release[edit]

Theatrical run[edit]

The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in September 2012, and was released at cinemas in Japan on 23 February 2013.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Reunion (2012)". Nippon Cinema. 29 December 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-05-16. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "'Reunion' listens to the voices of the deceased from March 11". The Tokyo Reporter. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "スタッフ" [Staff]. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Shanti Information". Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

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