“Greetings from Fukushima is a story of the destruction of two women’s worlds, but it is also a story of healing and mutual assistance. It is set in the radioactively contaminated ruins of Fukushima. A young German woman, Marie escapes to Fukushima to change her life and help the survivors of the 2011 nuclear disaster. The devastation left behind by the man-made disaster helps viewers gain a deeper understanding of the devastation of the heroines’ mental storms. Marie decides to stay with grumpy old Satomi, the last geisha of Fukushima, who, of her own volition, has returned to her destroyed home in the radioactive Exclusion Zone. They are completely different, and yet so similar, because both Marie and Satomi have become hostage to their past and guilt.
Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi, Nami Kamata
Director – Doris Dörrie
Writer – Doris Dörrie (screenplay)
Release date – March 10, 2016 (Germany)
Country of origin – Germany
Official sites – Official Facebook Official site (Germany)
Languages – English German Japanese
Also known as – Fukushima, mon amour
Filming locations – Tokyo, Japan
Production companies – Majestic Filmverleih Olga Film Rolize GmbH & Co.
Gross worldwide – $589,491
Runtime – 1h 48min
Color – Black and White
Sound mix – Dolby
Aspect ratio – 2.35 : 1
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%
IMDb – 6.8/10
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