Evil does not exist

A film by Ryusuke Hamaguchi. In Japaneses with German subtitles.

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Urban ambi­ti­ons clash with natu­re in a quiet vil­la­ge clo­se to Tokyo

Takumi and his daugh­ter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, clo­se to Tokyo. Like gene­ra­ti­ons befo­re them, they live a mode­st life accor­ding to the cycles and order of natu­re. One day, the vil­la­ge inha­bi­tants beco­me awa­re of a plan to build a glam­ping site near Takumi’s house; offe­ring city resi­dents a com­for­ta­ble ‘escape’ to natu­re. When two com­pa­ny repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from Tokyo arri­ve in the vil­la­ge to hold a mee­ting, it beco­mes clear that the pro­ject will have a nega­ti­ve impact on the local water sup­p­ly, caus­ing unrest. The agency’s mis­mat­ched inten­ti­ons end­an­ger both the eco­lo­gi­cal balan­ce of the natu­re pla­teau and their way of life, with an after­math that affects Takumi’s life.


Aku wa Sonzai Shinai (悪は存在しない)
JP 2023, 106 Min., japan. OmU
Regie: Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Kamera: Yoshio Kitagawa
Schnitt: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi & Azusa Yamazaki
mit: Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryūji Kosaka,
Ayaka Shibutani

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