Watch Trailer Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Writer(s): Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Cast: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa

Takumi and his daughter, Hana, live in a small rural village in the forest near Harasawa, Japan. A single-parent, Takumi makes ends meet by doing odd jobs like chopping firewood and hauling well water for his local neighbors. Father and daughter enjoy a happy life of contentment amid the unspoiled landscape of the mountains and lakes near their home, a landscape where nature is permitted to simply exist with minimal impact from humans. The serenity of this peaceful environment comes under threat, however, with the imminent arrival of  Playmode, a company from urban Tokyo which intends to build a “glamping” campsite for city tourists—a plan that will have disastrous consequences for the ecological health and cleanliness of the humble community.

The latest film from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car), Evil Does Not Exist has been recognized by audience and critics for its continuation of Hamaguchi’s trajectory as a director to pay attention to. The film’s theme — a small community striving against the unconscionable corporate profit-motive — is timely and relatable in this age where protecting the last vestiges of Nature has never been more paramount.



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Running Time: 106 MIN106 MIN
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible