Passage of Life僕の帰る場所

Passage of Life
Contry of Production
Japan / Myanmar
Year of Production
2017年
Running Time
98分
Director
FUJIMOTO Akio
Category
Status
Finished
Official Website
http://passage-of-life.com

Issace(the Father) and Khine(the Mother) lec Myanmar and now live in Tokyo, Japan, with their two children, 7 year-old Kaung and 4 year-old Htet, who believe they are Japanese. Issac repeatedly tries to obtain refugee status, and spends many hours working through the process, but never succeeds. Issac had to work at the Japanese Restaurant, and Khine illegally.

Out of insecurity, Khine, conPnuously quarrels with Issac. Acer Khine develops depression and becomes hospitalized, Issac decides to send Khine and his children back to Myanmar to live separately. The children have no choice but to follow his decision and face the great changes awaiPng them in Myanmar.

In Yangon, while Khine recovers, Kaung’s stress grows stronger and stronger. He never liked learning Burmese. He can’t accept his new home and feels lonely being far away from his father and his friends. In the peak of his stress, he leaves the house with his back pack and toy gun in hand.

He gets nowhere acer wandering around, asking the way to airport. It begins to rain and the sun begins to set. He meets two boys, Adam and John, who talk to him in Japanese. They play in the middle of town. Eventually, Adam tells Kaung it’s Pme to go back home. At the house, he finds his mother and relaPves looking for him. His mother cries and tells him never to run off again.

A while later, Kaung and Htet are accepted into the Japanese school system in Yangon. Kaung seems to have recovered his sense of security, but Htet never stops crying and asking for Dad.

日本に暮らすミャンマー人一家の実話に基づく物語。夫が入国管理局に捕まってしまい、妻は1人で家庭を支えていた。日本で育った幼い兄弟は父親に会えないストレスからケンカを繰り返す毎日。そんな日々から、将来に不安を抱くようになった彼女は、生まれ育った国へ帰りたいという思いが募っていく。

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