SYNOPSIS

YKHM CITY, 2045
YKHM CITY, 2045
SYNOPSIS

Far East in 2045. All Nuclear power plant had meltdown by natural disaster. The islands that were once called Japan have collapsed. A few years later, a city achieved a miraculous recovery and utopia by the collective unconscious of the desperate people. The city was in perfect harmony. One day, secret agent sneaked into the city. This movie is his report. The list described Artificial Drug, Mutant, Soylent Food and so on …

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, 2011, Japan
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, 2011, Japan
PRODUCTION NOTE

A month after 3.11, I went to Fukushima with friends, to visit to places and people related to Abraxas. Then we went towards Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant. I was shocked to see the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami. And as we come closer to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, there are fewer and fewer people, and the scene I face becomes extremely unusual. Invisible radiation is scattered all around, and we cannot detect it. I feel a fear that never experienced before. Even if I start a camera to shoot the scene, I cannot capture anything of the radioactivity. The things we cannot see, the fears we can feel – I thought these things could not be taken into the film. This simple thought overwhelmed me. At that time, I felt that I could not create a film. Then the “2045” project was started in 2012. I started thinking through the outlines, and the story in Spring 2012, and created the screenplay in Fall. We shot most of scenes in between the winter of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. So it was this film that reflected my thoughts and feelings from 2011, the year of the 3.11 disaster. It was very hard to change my feeling from “I won’t be able to make films anymore” to “I will try again.”– I think I can shoot a film again if it’s about Noise. – Naoki Kato


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