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3.8
86 Ratings

August in the Water

Mizu no naka no hachigatsu

Directed by Gakuryû Ishii
Japan, 1995
Drama, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

Isuku arrives in high school as a diving champion and causes a sensation. At the same moment a meteorite strike in the forest triggers an epidemic: people’s organs turn to stone. Expressionist aesthetics and sci-fi spirit blend into maverick director Sogo Ishii’s dream-like vision of the future.

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August in the Water Directed by Gakuryû Ishii

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1998 | Winner: Best New Director

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