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THE GREAT PASSAGE

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Synopsis

Drama about the passion of an editor who struggles to create a dictionary, as depicted over a fifteen-year period. Publishing house salesman Majime has an earnestness about him that sets him apart from his peers. But he has a discerning sensibility when it comes to language, which lands him in the dictionary editorial department. He ends up editing “The Great Passage,” a huge dictionary with 240,000 entries.

Details

Year 2013
Runtime 133 min
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Genre Drama, Romance
Director ISHII Yuya
Cast MATSUDA Ryuhei
MIYAZAKI Aoi
ODAGIRI Joe
Awards 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Japanese Submission
2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam

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