Penance (2014)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 4hr 30mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Mystery
Keywords death, family, friends, grief, Japan, kidnap, mental illness, mother/daughter, murder, psychological, rape, small town, survival, tragedy, tragic
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nobuhiro Iizuka Producer n/a 3 3000003
Yumi Arakawa Producer n/a 3 3000002
Kanae Minato Source Material (from novel: "Shokuzai") 120786 4000001
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Koichi Takahashi Editor n/a 172 7000001
Akiko Ashizawa Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tomomi Takashima Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Director n/a 2 2000001
Yu Aoi Actor n/a 1 1000003
Teruyuki Kagawa Actor n/a 1 1000002
Eiko Koike Actor n/a 1 1000004
Sakura Ando Actor n/a 1 1000005
Chizuru Ikewaki Actor n/a 1 1000006
Kyoko Koizumi Actor n/a 1 1000001
A mysterious stranger approaches a group of young friends on a sleepy small town playground, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of the girls. Wracked with grief, the victim's unhinged mother Asako demands that the shaken survivors identify the killer or face a penance of her choosing. Growing up in the shadow of this tragic debt, each of the four girls cultivates a warped survival mechanism - avoidance, desperation, fear and obsession.