To the Ends of the Earth


To the Ends of the Earth

Kiyoshi Kurosawa is known for his horror films that turn a familiar world upside down. Here, the opposite takes place. The more TV reporter Yoko gets lost in the unfamiliar streets of Uzbekistan the more she connects with it. While Kurosawa doesn’t loosen his grip over film language to maximise suspense, he might be signalling a new direction, exemplified by its Japanese title: “The end of a journey, the beginning of a world”. Festival Locarno, Julian Ross

Festival Locarno Statements

Original Title To the Ends of the Earth
German Title Bis ans Ende der Welt
French Title To the Ends of the Earth
Other Titles Tabi no Owari Sekai no Hajimari
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Country Uzbekistan
Available Formats Blu-ray
Screenplay Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Soundtrack Yûsuke Hayashi
Cinematography Akiko Ashizawa
Production Loaded Films, Uzbekkino, King Records, Tokyo Theatres K.K.
Runtime 120 Min.
Language Japanisch, Usbekisch/d/f
Tokio Emoto Sasaki
Ryo Kase Iwao
Atsuko Maeda Yoko
Adiz Rajabov Temur
Shôta Sometani Yoshioka

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