2015, Colour, Japan, First Films World Competition


Production Team

Director : Takeo Kikuchi

Screenwriter : Noriaki Sugihara

Cinematographer : Yasuyuki Sasaki

Editor : Azusa Yamazaki

Cast : Yuri Nakamura, Yoichiro Saito, Shota Sometani, Kojo Kiryu, Rinko Kikuchi

Music : Takuro Okada

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Kóji Kiryu, Office Kiryu, 1F Ivy Square Shin-nakano, 4-40-9 Chuo, Nalano-ku, Tokyo (Japon) 164-0011, tél.: +81 3 6454-1308, [email protected]



A woman stares at a deserted exhibition in the local museum, a place said to be haunted by the phantom of a deer, “Ryomo-Shika”... Twenty-five years earlier three siblings reported seeing the deer, becoming first famous, then infamous when their claim was debunked. The fallout was devastating. The second son, Yoshio, is now living in a psychiatric institution; Akiko, the unsociable youngest daughter, lives in the country with an older man; and the eldest son, Fujio, who has remained in town, is burdened with debt from the family’s failing business. Now, with their father dying, the three siblings along with their respective partners and friends, have returned home, their first reunion in many years. But time hasn’t dulled their rivalries and or their rancour. They find themselves once again at a crossroads in life.



Born in Ashikaga, Japan in 1978, Takeo Kikuchi graduated from Meiji University before enrolling in Eigabi Film School, He apprenticed under Director Takahisa Zeze, working in various capacities on numerous films under established directors before making his own directorial debut with DEAR DEER.



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