By Hitoshi Matsumoto
Original title: Dai Nipponjin
Casting: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, UA, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Itsuji Itao
Production year: 2007
Production company: Yoshimoto
Daisato is a middle aged man who leads an indifferent ordinary life, he is destined for what has been handed down through generations.
His responsibility is to contribute to the peacekeeping, but the general public, which is accustomed to maintaining it, disregarded for the responsibility, what is worse, it becomes disagreeable.
The story describes emotion in daily life with the relationship among people around, such as in hard work, relationship with the divorced wife and daughter, nursing care for his grandfather suffering from dementia, etc.
Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2007