Takahisa ZEZE 瀬々敬久

Heaven's Story

Nippon Visions   ½ 

After Sato's parents have been killed by a psychopath, the 8-year-old girl learns about Tomoki, a young man who seeks revenge for his murdered wife and son. When eight years later he still hasn’t fulfilled his promise, she starts to act herself. Takahisa ZEZE shows a complex network of human lifes that are tragically connected through murder and vengeance, guilt and atonement.

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Heaven's Story (NC 2011)

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.