Planetist

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    Planetist

    Directed by

    Japan

    2018

    120 min

    • Japanese

    Documentary

    A mysterious and wondrous islands surrounded by an unparalleled natural environment exists in Tokyo Prefecture that is referred to as the Galapagos of the East. They are called the Ogasawara Islands. A man lives on one of these islands. He is 65-year-old Miyagawa Noritsugu, a legendary surfer–a tarzan of the sea–who established the world's first swimming-with-dolphins tour. Artists of every type are summoned to the island and shown around by Miyagawa. The imaginative power of these intensely perceptive individuals is drawn out by this tour and a never-before-seen Ogasawara comes to life. In order to chronicle these islands, director Toyoda Toshiaki moved to Ogasawara and took 5 years to complete this documentary. The film's pièce de résistance are the scenes didgeridoo instrumentalist Goma, actors Kubozuka Yosuke and Shibukawa Kiyohiko, drummer Nakamura Tatsuya, and guitarist Yamaji Kazuhide are performing out among majestic natural surroundings.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Noritsugu Miyagawa
    GOMA
    Yosuke Kubozuka
    Kiyohiko Shibukawa
    Tatsuya Nakamura
    Kazuhide Yamaji
    Kyoko Koizumi
    Cinematography
    Toshiaki Toyoda
    Music
    Yumiko Ono
    Cornelius
    Kazuhide Yamaji
    Production
    VAP INC.
    Sales
    THIRD WINDOW FILMS
    Toyoda Toshiaki

    Toyoda Toshiaki

    Japan

    Born in Osaka in March 10, 1969, Toyoda Toshiaki began in the film industry as a screenwriter of director Junji Sakamoto WANG (1991). After that, he worked on scripts by Junji Sakamoto, BIRIKEN (1996), and other works such as theater theaters and movie theaters. He made his directorial debut with PORNSTAR (1998). After, he directed and photographed the documentary film UNCHAIN (2001). Since then, BLUE SPRINGS (2002), NINE SOULS (2003), AIR GARDEN (2005), THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH (2009), MONSTER'S CLUB (2012), I 'M FLASH! (2012) and CROWS EXPLODE "(2014). His latest fllm is the documentary PLANETIST (2018).