Wilderness: Part One

  • Dir: Kishi Yoshiyuki

  • Japan, 2017, 157min, DCP

  • Cast: Suda Masaki, Yang Ik-june, Kinoshita Akari

Presented in two separate parts, Wilderness should be regarded as a single 5-hour cinematic experience, with each half proving wholly dependent upon the other. Adapted from the novel by Terayama Shuji, it tells the story of two young men, struggling to define themselves in a near-future Japan, where poverty and unemployment are rampant. Shinji, a street thug fresh out of prison, and the introverted, persecuted Kenji, both gravitate towards the same boxing gym, as a means of dispersing years of pent-up aggression. Though nominally set in 2021, director Kishi Yoshiyuki addresses many socio-economic frustrations facing the people of Japan today. The result is an intimate epic told on a grand canvas, an emotionally-charged story of hope, determination and kinship between two damaged and lonely souls.

2017 #3 in Kinema Junpo’s Top 10
2017 Kinema Junpo Awards, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor

Package Booking Discount: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets for 2 or more screenings of Wilderness: Part One & Part Two.




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