Koi

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Koi

Koi

original title:

KOI

directed by:

cast:

Tomohiro Narita, Yasuo Takamatsu

cinematography:

music:

Angelo Badalamenti, Fabrizio Pagoto, Edoardo Maria Bellucci, Giangiacomo Gallo

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2018

film run:

78'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (08/04/2019)

festivals & awards:

  • Docutah International Documentary Film Festival 2019: Official Selection
  • Mosaic World International Film festival 2019: Best Documentary
  • Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2019: Special Event
  • Buffalo International Film Festival 2019: Official Selection

Eight years have passed since the Tsunami hit the northern part of Japan’s coast in 2011. More than 20 thousand people lost their lives, and many others are still missing.
As time went by the families of the victims abandoned all hope and stopped looking for their loved ones. However, this is the story of two men that are still fully committed to their respective searching activities.
Even though their backgrounds are extremely different, both share a strong force of will and firmly wish to keep alive the memories of the ones that went missing.
Perseverance is what pushed an ex-convict to look for redemption by helping the victims’ families to find the remains of their loved ones, and perseverance is what brought a bus driver to start to dive in order to search for his wife.