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Directed by Shûichi Okita

Japan 2014 88 mins.

Seven women of varying ages and backgrounds sign up for a chartered trip to a remote waterfall. Expecting relaxation and a tranquil setting far away from bustling city life, some are looking for a place to clear their thoughts, some to commune with nature, and some just for photographic opportunities. None of the women expect their guide to immediately go missing and leave them stranded. What could be a horror story, however, turns into a wonderfully comic, explorational journey that tests the women’s patience—with each other, with their situations back home, and with the environment—as their personal idiosyncrasies bloom into full view.

Genres: Drama, Comedy

Appears in: Japanese Currents