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The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

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Airport Desk Agent
Sienna Tow ...
Girl in Airport
Naoko Marshall ...
Flight Attendant
Michiko Tomura ...
Woman on Train
Yusuke Tozawa ...
Man on Train
Abe Lee Tsunenori ...
Taxi Driver (as Tshunenori Lee Abe)
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Man at Convenience Store (as Joseph Girard)
Jazmin Domenech ...
Young Woman
Luke DeWolfe ...
Young Man
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Gabriella Laforte
Nada Despotovich ...
Maryanne Wescott
Christopher Tarjan ...
Gil Cramer
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Arthur Brennan treks into Aokigahara, known as The Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan's Mount Fuji where people go to commit suicide. On his journey to the suicide forest, he encounters Takumi Nakamura, a Japanese man who has lost his way after attempting suicide. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur's will to live and reconnects him to his love for his wife. Written by G.BRILLIANT

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Love will bring you home.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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26 August 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El bosque de los sueños  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,877 (USA) (28 August 2016)

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$20,083 (USA) (11 September 2016)
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Part of this movie was filmed in Ashland, Massachusetts See more »

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When Arthur comes home to find Joan asleep on the sofa, the tea kettle starts to whistle. He comments that she could have burned down the house but this is in error as 1) she had only fallen asleep in the time between turning the fire on under the kettle and 2) she awoke to the kettle's whistle. See more »

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Takumi Nakamura: [a loud howling sound is heard throughout the forest and Arthur yells if anyone is there] There is no one.
Arthur Brennan: Then what was that?
Takumi Nakamura: Tamashii.
Arthur Brennan: What's tamashii?
Takumi Nakamura: Tamashii are spirits. They are souls wandering these woods, until it is their time. Things are not what they seem here.
Arthur Brennan: It was probably just an animal.
Takumi Nakamura: There are very few animals in Aokigahara.
Arthur Brennan: Well, then it was one of the few.
Takumi Nakamura: This place is what you call purgatory.
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References An American in Paris (1951) See more »

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The Sea of Trees
Written by Joe Newman
Performed by Alt-J
Produced by Charlie Andrews
Courtesy of Atlantic Corp./Canvasback Music/Infectious Music Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing
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Entertaining Eyecandy
29 April 2016 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Saw it in a sneak preview screening.

After seeing the horrible "The Forest" i was a bit reluctant to see another movie about the suicide forest, but was surprised that this movie deals with different themes.

I watched the movie because i wanted to watch a movie, and in that i found a lot of enjoyment. The movie had some good pacing and it deals with basically a present and past storyline entwined and both are interesting enough to have you go "no wait, i want to know how it continues" with every switch.

The acting was good, the story was perhaps a bit on the "cliché" side near the end, but in all satisfying. I have to mention the cinematography, because there are some beautiful shots in there, sometimes it felt so strange when shots where done without a steady cam but in ends up feeling more "organic" in the end.

So if you want to watch a nice story driven film, give it a shot.


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