Our Homeland ★★★★

Minimalistic in every aspect, yet an emotional and gut wrenching drama lead by the excellent Arata Iura and Sakura Ando. Their nuanced acting left me helpless - just trying to imagine the pain and fury and helplessness these families must be going through in a situation like this. In reality, where you don't even stand a chance to pick a fight against the regime. Uff. Literally heartbreaking. A silent film, but an effective one.

Full review in German: infernalcinematicaffairs.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/our-homeland-2012-jp/