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Life

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ABOUT THE FILM

Seth, a blue-collar worker, quietly concentrates on his task at hand; he is creating a coffin for his dying daughter. As a matter of fact, he is already a widower. Seth’s struggles with the fact that no one can really control when to die is met with his strength to confront the death of his beloved daughter and asks the viewers the meaning of “life”.

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
Kenji Hayashi went to Louisiana at the age of seventeen as an exchange student to learn English. He returned to Japan, then went back to the United States to pursue his dream of filmmaking, and in September 2000, entered Cal State Long Beach in California. Two years later, he transferred to New York University to take a filmmaking course. At NYU he learned the craft of filmmaking, from scriptwriting to editing, and graduated in December 2004. Mr. Hayashi now works as a freelancer.
Nationality:
JAPAN
Activities:
Wrote, directed and edited: American Dream (2002) 16mm short, Black Snow (2003) documentary, Born to Be the Cameraman (2003) mini DV short, Dim (2003) experimental. Scripts: Sea of Love (2000) Japanese feature film, Beyond the Ocean (2004) 99-page feature

73 people voted

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2005-07-31 17:02:29

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2005-07-31 13:57:01

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2005-07-31 10:48:00

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2005-07-31 10:25:33

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2005-07-31 10:01:39

the sick daughter...

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2005-07-31 09:29:09

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2005-07-31 09:05:57

no name..
2005-07-31 04:56:12

I found it intellectual and philosophical. Lacking emotion seemed appropriate for the purpose of this piece.

no name..
2005-07-30 06:00:09

錨の大きさをふさわしいものにする行為は、自分自身と自分の生きる世界のバランスを取る事に似ている気がした。それが自分が生まれた世界で生きていくことなのかと考えました。近い未来死に行く者がそれを学ぶ事はどう言う事なのかを思いました。綺麗な空は彼が「仕事」を終えてやっと見る事の出来た外の世界のように思います。最後の言葉が好きです。

no name..
2005-07-29 03:21:33

I believe not the characters.