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REBIRTH, THE



 
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Acclaimed Japanese indie filmmaker Masahiro Kobayashi (Bashing; Man Walking on Snow) directs himself in this stark drama about a widower grieving for his daughter, who was stabbed to death by a classmate. Haunted by loss, the man moves to northern Japan, where he spots the mother of his daughter's killer working as a cook at a local inn. Gradually, the pair gravitates toward each other. "...an exceptionally grave, uncompromising and amusing film" (FIPRESCI Festival Reports). Winner of the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Masahiro Kobayashi---Japan---2007---102 mins.