There are between 600 thousand and a million Japanese youths who stay hidden away in their bedroom, sometimes cut off from all kind of social interaction for several years. These youths, named hikikomori, are renounced in Japanese society as being the ‘lost generation’. This film meets some of them in a rare center set up to help them re-socialize, and tries to understand the reasoning.
Documentary movie directed by Dorothée Lorang and David Beautru
Producers : Aurélie Angebault and Jean-François Le Corre
Produced by Vivement Lundi!, co-produced by Télénantes, TVR, TyTélé and Tébéo
With the support of : Région des Pays de la Loire, Conseil Général de la Loire-Atlantique, la Région Bretagne, la Fondation de France, Centre National de la Cinématographie, la Procirep, l’Angoa.
2013 / HD / 16:9 / 52 min
Magnolia Award Nominee at the 20th Shanghai TV Festival, China 2014 - Official selection at the Global Visions Film Festival in Edmonton, Canada 2014 - Official selection at the European Film Festival Cinécran in Vannes, France 2014 - Nachalo Film Festival, XIII St.Petersburg International Film Festival, Russia 2014 - Official selection at the 37th Douarnenez Film Festival, France 2014 - Official selection at the 1Oth Evreux Education Film Festival, France 2014 - Official selection at the 13th Quintescence International Film Festival in Ouidah, Benin 2015 - Official selection at 21th Vesoul international film festival of Asian Cinema, France 2015 - Official selection at the 12th World Film Festival in Tatru, Estonia 2015 - Official Selection at the 12th FIFEQ Festival, Canada 2015.