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On March 11, 2011, a huge earthquake in northeastern Japan inflicted unprecedented damage. Amidst the survivors assisting each other at an evacuation centre are a lonely young man, a girl and a selflessly kind elderly woman who together form a makeshift family. Time passes, and a detective is assigned to a bizarre murder case. That detective also took refuge in the shelter after the disaster. Fate soon brings them together…
Against the backdrop of the disaster that still scars the Japanese psyche, not only is In the Wake a mystery about a murder investigation but also a social drama that furiously criticises society’s cruelty towards the weak. Takeru Satoh has become a major star with his action prowess and cool demeanour, and the talented and popular Hiroshi Abe has mastered everything from comedy to drama. In this harrowing film, they throw themselves wholeheartedly into extremely serious roles.
© 2021 "IN THE WAKE" Film Partners
46th Hochi Film Awards, Best Picture
76th Mainichi Film Competition, Best Actor (Takeru Satoh), Best Supporting Actress (Kaya Kiyohara)
"In Takahisa Zeze’s In the Wake, the trauma of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake turns into a powerful thirst for vengeance, aimed at those who could have done more for the victims."
- James Hadfield, The Japan Times
Saturday 5th November
Hiroshi Abe, Takeru Satoh, Kaya Kiyohara
Japanese with English subtitles
The Kino, Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona, Palace Barracks, Palace Electric Cinema, Palace Raine Square