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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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Partly filmed on mount Fuji See more »

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When Arthur is explaining to Takumi that he is going to get help and bring them back to rescue him, it changes from Arthur with his hand on Takumi's face in the next shot to Takumi having his hand up to Arthur's face (and Arthur is no longer touching Takumi at all). See more »

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Takumi Nakamura: There are answers for this in science?
Arthur Brennan: There are answers for everything in science.
Takumi Nakamura: But not in God?
Arthur Brennan: God is more our creation than we are his.
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References Journey to Mt. Fuji (2015) See more »

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Uma Prece (A Prayer)
Written by Luiz Bonfá (as Luiz Bonfa)
Performed by Luiz Bonfá (as Luiz Bonfa)
From the recording entitled Solo in Rio 1959, SFW40483
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, (p) (c) 2005
Used by permission
(c) Irmãos Vitale SA Indústria e Comércio. Administered by Peer International Corporation.
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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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