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Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Oscar Follow-up ‘Evil Does Not Exist’ Gets North American Distribution


The upcoming drama from Japanese author Ryusuke Hamaguchi evil does not exist — his first feature film since winning the Oscar for best international film with drive my car last year, it wrapped up North American distribution with Sideshow and Janus Films. The film will have its world premiere in competition at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, followed by a special presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Written and directed by Hamaguchi, evil does not exist stars Hitoshi Omika, Ryo Nishikawa, Ryuji Kosaka, and Ayaka Shibutani and is produced by Neopa Inc.’s Satoshi Takata. It also reunites Hamaguchi with drive my carby composer Eiko Ishibashi.

evil does not exist follows Takumi and his daughter Hana, who live in Mizubiki Village near Tokyo. Like the generations before them, they live a modest life in accordance with the cycles and order of nature. One day, the townspeople learn of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house, offering the town’s residents a comfortable “escape” into nature. When two representatives of the glamping company arrive in town for a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, leading to riots. The company’s plans endanger both the ecological balance of the area and the way of life of the local population, and their consequences deeply affect Takumi’s life.

The acquisition brings Sideshow and Janus Films back into business with Hamaguchi after drive my carwhich was the companies’ first collaboration, as well as one of the first niche box office hits to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. drive my car It was one of the highest-grossing international films of that year in North America and was nominated for Best Picture (the first Japanese film to receive that nomination), Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the Best International Feature Film category.

“Hamaguchi is a true artist in every sense of the word, and we are very excited to reunite with him for evil does not existSideshow and Janus said in a joint statement. “Releasing drive my car It was the honor of a lifetime, and we know audiences will embrace his powerful new film experience as they did his previous work.”

M-Appeal is handling international sales in evil does not exist. Other territories already sold include: France (Diaphana), UK and Ireland (Modern Films), Italy (Tucker and Teodora), Spain (Caramel Films), Benelux (September Film Distribution), Taiwan (Andrews Film) and Portugal (Leopardo Filmes). ) .

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