Vermilion Souls

Vermilion Souls

104 mins | Drama | Jan. 15, 2007

Set in Tokyo seven years after the end of WWII, this surreal story revolves around the dreams and realities of a young boy who strays into a strange mansion while out chasing fliers dropped by a small aeroplane. Confined inside are four adults suffering from an incurable disease ('porphyria', which the author avoids specifying by name in the screenplay) which prevents them from having exposure to the sun.

Vermilion Souls

104 mins | Drama | Jan. 15, 2007

Vermilion Souls
Set in Tokyo seven years after the end of WWII, this surreal story revolves around the dreams and realities of a young boy who strays into a strange mansion while out chasing fliers dropped by a small aeroplane. Confined inside are four adults suffering from an incurable disease ('porphyria', which the author avoids specifying by name in the screenplay) which prevents them from having exposure to the sun.
Producers Butoh Research Institute, Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, Television Trust for the Environment, La Maison du Butoh Blanc
Original title 朱霊たち
Directors Romain Cogitore, Masaki Iwana
Writers Masaki Iwana

Cast

Mohamed Aroussi

as Hinomaru

Yuri Nagaoka

as Nean

Kôshô Nanami

as Masukiyo

Taku Furusawa

as The Chief

Ryôichi Negishi

as Kamimura

Hiroshi Sawa

as Hizume

Moeno Wakamatsu

as Kakera