JAPAN - VIETNAM | 2020 | Color | Drama | 88min 

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DCP | Vietnamese & Japanese | 24 fps | 1.85:1 | 5.1

 SYNOPSIS 

ALONG THE SEA follows three Vietnamese women in their early 20s, PHUONG, AN, and NHU. They moved to Japan to work as technical trainees. As they decide to escape their work place, where their passports have been confiscated, they are now illegal migrants in the country. A broker, based in a quiet fishermen village, helps them to find a shelter and a new job in a small fish factory. With their doubled salary, comes also a fisherman's ice-covered hut where they live together. As they begin their new life, PHUONG starts being sick and suffers severe stomach pains. When AN and NHU take her to a hospital, unable to show any ID card, they are refused admission. PHUONG decides to search for how to get fake documents.

 FESTIVALS, selective list 

- San Sebastian FF 2020, New Directors Competition

 CAST & CREDITS 

Script

DoP

Editing

Cast

Sound Design

Associate Producer  Sound Recordist

Colorist

Producer

Production

 

Production support

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International Sales

Akio Fujimoto

Kentaro Kishi

Akio Fujimoto

Hoang Phuong as Phuong
Huynh Tuyet Anh as An
Quynh Nhu as Nhu
Dinh Do as Broker
Aya Utsuno as Doctor

Youki Yaei

Yuki Kitagawa

Keefar

Takamitsu Hoshiko

Kazutaka Watanabe

Josh Levy / Nguyen Le Hang

E.x.N K.K.

ever rolling films

Allen co., Ltd.

Japan-Asean Center

Japan Vietnam Mutual Support Association

Sotogahama Town (Aomori Pref)

Tairadate Tourism Association

Japan Myanmar Media Culture Association

Asian Shadows