bokura no bōmei
Noboru is homeless and can never stay in a job for long. In his tent in the forest, away from a society which doesn't care about him, he wants to live a self-sufficient life. This lifestyle also makes it possible for him to stalk the young Kifuyu who he totally fell in love with as he saw her for the first time. While doing this he realizes that her boyfriend Shigehisa, with who she blackmails businessmen who search for a sexual adventure, exploits her. Noboru decides to help her but shortly after that he also discovers that it isn't that easy to escape from society.
With "Our Escape", Tokyo Filmex prizewinner Nobuteru Uchida creates a very calm film, which draws its power from strong character representations. Although the setting is a parallel world, he tells of universally human ambivalences from which one simply cannot free oneself: Love and possession, company and loneliness. In the end, freedom is an illusion which creates its own dependencies.