Takahisa ZEZE 瀬々敬久

The Promised Land

Nippon Cinema   ª 

One day, in a rural town in Japan, an elementary student is abducted. The culprit is never caught. When a similar case occurs twelve years later, the residents blame the outsider Takeshi. Meanwhile, the beekeeper Zenjiro tries to revitalize the local economy but fails, leaving him ostracized by the community.

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German premiere

Original with English subtitles

Territories: Germany

Drama Mystery Social issues


Japan 2019

129 minutes

Takahisa ZEZE

Takahisa ZEZE based on a novel by Shuichi YOSHIDA


Joep Beving

About Takahisa ZEZE

Takahisa ZEZE, born in Oita Prefecture in 1960, started making first films during his philosophy studies at Kyoto University. After his graduation, he worked for the production company Shishi and made his feature film debut in 1989 with the pink film GOOD LUCK JAPAN. In the 1990s, he became one of the leading pink film directors and wrote many screenplays under various pen names. His film HEAVEN’S STORY (2010 / NC ’11) won the FIPRESCI Award at the 2011 Berlinale. In 2016, he had one of the biggest annual box office hits in Japan with the mystery drama 64.