One Cut in the Life

One Cut in the Life

Wan katto in za raifu

Naginata International PremiereNominiert für Publikumspreis
Hotchi Shintarō
77 min

A rampage at a university, the students Yuka and Mai are frozen with fear. At gunpoint, the two perpetrators try to force them to decide which of them must die next. In a moment of distraction, Mai tries to escape but is badly injured by a shot in the back. After the killers have moved on, a student, Hayashi Yuka, comes to the rescue. But even as they try to save Mai together, the killers return. Hayashi is driven to an act of desperation that leaves him with deep wounds.

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  • Subtitle English
  • Language Japanese
  • Localization Original with subtitles
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Making of


Making of

Director Shintaro Hotchi lives and works in Tokyo and gained his first experience as an assistant director on films such as Shin Godzilla and Sakura Guardian in the North. With One Cut in the Life he now delivers his feature film debut. With his ambitious first feature, Hotchi tries to fathom the injuries that a violent act leaves on the survivors, scars on body and soul that not even time can heal.

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One Cut in the Life wurde auf dem 22. JFFH 2021 gezeigt.

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