Amazing Story

A Film by Masahiro Kobayashi
35mm – 1,85 – color – DTS – 103min – Japan

Director’s Statement
I wanted to try to portray one man’s point of view.
That’s why I chose to shoot the film in Hokkaido,Japan’s most northern island.
There’s a loneliness and an ambiguity to Hokkaido that cannot be seen elsewhere in Japan.
The desolate landscape was a perfect fit for the protagonist’s spiritual landscape.
On location, when I captured the last scene in the film, I realized that this film does not show the success of love but the loss of love.
Masahiro Kobayashi  2003

Music: Junpei Sakuma
Cinematographer: Kenji Takama
Lighting: Masamichi Uwabo
Sound: Mitsuru Seya
Editor: Naoki Kaneko

Kazuki Kitamura
Keiko Ogimome
Jiro Sato
Yasufumi Hayashi
Naoto Takenaka

Festival del film Locarno ★“Special Mentions Award”
Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons
Filmfest Hamburg

Monkey Town Productions