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Evil Does Not Exist


Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Cast: Ryô Nishikawa,

Ryûji Kosaka, Eiko Ishibashi

Japan | 2023 | 106 min

Rated M

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Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house; offering city residents a comfortable ‘escape’ to nature. 

When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and the villagers’ way of life.

A moving eco-fable by the acclaimed Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Best International Feature Film Academy Award for Drive My Car), winner of four major prizes at the 2023 Venice Film Festival, including a ​​Grand Jury Prize. 

“A work of undeniable power. A movie that holds you tight in its grip right up to those jaw-dropping final moments”

 The Hollywood Reporter

“A brilliant piece of work. Ryusuke Hamaguchi delivers a constantly surprising, intellectually agile film”



Grand Jury Prize 
Venice Film Festival 2023

Best Film
London BFI Film Festival 2023

Grand Jury Award
Asian Pacific Film Awards 2023


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