Distance
Distance (2001)

Four people whose lives are connected by a common tragedy discuss the paths their lives have taken in this drama from Japan. Minoru (Susumu Terajima) is a businessman, Atsushi (Araka) is a disaffected post-modern teen, Kiyoka (Yui… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The film's exploration of loss and the gulf of time and memory that separates us from our pasts is beautifully and subtly handled by Kore-eda.

Jamie Russell
BBC.com

It's creepy, inspired film-making.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Thanks to deadly execution, viewer sympathy ends up going to the cult members who were obviously desperate to escape from the kind of society that makes numbingly tedious, ultimately distancing films like this.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's very slow and quiet, yet strong undercurrents of emotion fill the screen.

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