Life Back Then (アントキノイノチ) Antoki no inochi DVDrip
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Writer: Masashi Sada (original story), Sachiko Tanaka, Takahisa Zeze
Runtime: 131 min
Kyohei Nagashima (Masaki Okada) has shut away the world. During his high school days he was the target of bullying and experienced horrifying moments. Now as a young adult Kyohei takes a new job. He works for a company that specializes in cleaning out the homes of recently deceased individuals.
With his new job Kyohei meets co-worker Yuki (Nana Eikura). Yuki has also experienced a traumatizing event as a teen and has also shut herself away from the world. These two young people form a bond as they go through the homes of the recently departed people. They gradually open up to each other and in the process to the world. Yet, their fragile psyches may or may not be ready for such changes ...
2011 (35th) Montreal World Film Festival - August 18-August 28, 2011 - World Competition *World Premiere
2011 (16th) Busan International Film Festival - October 6-14, 2011 - A Window on Asian Cinema
2011 (24th) Tokyo International Film Festival - October 22 - 30, 2011 - Special Screenings
2012 (36th) Hong Kong International Film Festival - March 21-April 5, 20112 - I See It My Way
Innovation Award - 2011 (35th) Montreal World Film Festival - August 18-August 28, 2011
IMDb Ratings: 7.3/10