DVD - 2008 | Japanese
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A young woman from Japan working as a volunteer in Iraq is kidnapped. When she returns home, she and her family become the targets of ridicule and humiliation by everyone she meets, until the only place she wants to be is where she once was.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Facets Video, [2008]
ISBN: 9781565807945
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet


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Aug 19, 2015

Sad story. Collective form of bullying. Very hateful.

Aug 08, 2015

various cultures have differing ideas of what is shameful, what brings shame on the family or the nation, and how the person responsible for the shame should be treated or punished.

in 2004 several Japanese aid volunteers were taken hostage in Iraq and the Japanese government offered no support, telling them that it was their own fault and that they had gotten their country into difficulties.

Yuko was supported by her parents but was shunned by her community. her actions also caused trouble for her family.

the director of this film was also said to have shamed his country.

May 03, 2011

This film reveals how Japaneses IN THE MOVIE have chosen patriotism over humanity.

The people surround Yuko except her father IN THE MOVIE are might be patriots but they are cruel and hypocritical.

This director is remarkable and has the talents to present emotion of the characters in a real way.

The last scene reminds me of the ending scene of the movie "400 Blows".


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