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The Sea of Trees

"Love will bring you home"

PG-13 2016-04-27 Drama 1hr 50m

In Japan's Aokigahara Forest, a troubled teacher meets a mysterious lost stranger who takes him on a life-changing journey of love and redemption.

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In Japan's Aokigahara Forest, a troubled teacher meets a mysterious lost stranger who takes him on a life-changing journey of love and redemption.

  • Released
    2016-04-27
  • Revenue
    $909,000
  • Budget
    $15,000,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 50m
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English, 日本語
  • imdb-logo
    6.1
  • Production
    Waypoint Entertainment, Bloom, Netter Productions

Crew

Gus Van Sant
Director
Chris Sparling
Screenplay
Gil Netter
Producer

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Cast

Matthew McConaughey

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Naomi Watts

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Joan Brennan
Ken Watanabe

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Takumi Nakamura
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Luke DeWolfe

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Katie Aselton

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Bruce Norris

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Ikuma Ando

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Juzo Yoshida

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Tatsuki Motoyoshi

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Richard Levine

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Funeral Director
James Saito

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Kioo Ikeda

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Male Game Show Host
Aya Kinoshita

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Female Game Show Host
Ai Yoshihara

Ai Yoshihara

Mental Health Specialist
Hyunri

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Susan Garfield

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A Review by Rangan 7

Written by Rangan on 2016-11-23

**In an attempt to end life, discovering the life itself!** Actually, this was a better film than what I have heard of it. It is like ano... read more

**In an attempt to end life, discovering the life itself!** Actually, this was a better film than what I have heard of it. It is like another version of 'The Constant Gardener'. About a man who never understood his wife, feels guilty while finding some answers after her depart. During his attempt to kill himself in the famous Aokigahara forest, also known as suicide forest, he meets a Japanese man who got lost and befriends. While trying to help him find his way out, they face some unexpected obstacles. Beside, the flashback stories were narrated alongside, piece by piece to reveal earlier account. From the director of 'Good Will Hunting', the film is about the survival and fighting the loss and depression. Too slow, so patience is the key to watch it. A bit long narrative, but in the end it is worth. The developments were not that interesting, though the final twist which is kind of simple and predictable makes us a little happier. Great cast, particularly McConaughey, though Naomi and Watanabe in the fine supportive roles. For me this is a good film. I think some people, as well as the film critics got all wrong. I'm not saying it is a must see, but it is a different and a decent film even for the average people. The problem with this is the weak screenplay. Familiarity is the right word here, because you could foresee the direction of the progression before every scene. Still, the performances, beautiful locations, all make it an alright film. Normal people should think twice before try it, but the film fanatics should not hesitate to go for it. That means this film is for the selected viewers. _7/10_

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A Review by Reno

**In an attempt to end life, discovering the life itself!** Actually, this was a better film than what I have heard of it. It is like another version of 'The Constant Gardener'. About a man who never understood his wife, feels guilty whi...

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A Review by Rangan 7

Written by Rangan on 2016-11-23

**In an attempt to end life, discovering the life itself!** Actually, this was a better film than what I have heard of it. It is like another version of 'The Constant Gardener'. About a man who nev...

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