Kib˘ no kuni (The Land of Hope)
Kib˘ no kuni (The Land of Hope) (2012)

In the wake of the great earthquake that devastated the Northeast coast of Japan, two families face the threat of nuclear crisis and imminent eviction from their homes.

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 20, 2012
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Anton Bitel
Film4

Land of Hope tends to shout from a soapbox what little new it has to say, but it does boast some fine performances (especially from Natsuyago Isao as the family patriarch) and the odd poetic touch that speaks louder than any words.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The subject is one for indignation and urgency. But despite straightforward no-frills treatment in 'The Land of Hope,' nothing rises above the predictable ordinary.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Too much of the film works too well to even consider marking it as a failure, but this is one seriously erratic movie.

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