DVD Release: Harmonium

DVD Release Date: Nov. 28, 2017
Price: DVD $17.85
Studio: Film Movement

Acclaimed Japanese director Kôji Fukada creates an explosive family drama with his 2016 film Harmonium (Fuchi Ni Tatsu), which captures the collapse of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family.

Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) sees his seemingly ordinary life take an ominous turn when Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano), a mysterious friend from his past, arrives unexpectedly. Recently released from prison and in need of a helping hand, Toshio gives him a job and generously takes him in to live with his wife and daughter. Toshio soon regrets this decision, as Yasaka gradually disrupts the family before finally causing irreparable damage.

Winner of the prestigious Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival, Harmonium is Fukada’s acclaimed companion piece to his 2010 black comedy Hospitalité.

The DVD has the following bonus features: 

  • NYAFF Chat interview with Harmonium star Kanji Furutachi
  • BONUS SHORT FILM – Birds (directed by Kôji Fukada, 7 minutes).  A confrontation between a wife, her husband and his lover reaches unexpected heights of absurdity.
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