Kamataki | 2004
Ken, a 22-year-old North American man, lost his father and his desire to live. He attempts suicide but miraculously survives a deadly plunge off a bridge lives. His mother feels that an estranged Japanese uncle is the only person who can help him find what he has lost. Uncle Takuma is an internationally famous potter. Eccentric and unpredictable he lives by his own unconventional moral standards. He is the opposite of Ken's late father. Takuma's shock treatment of sake, mystery, sexual tension and art succeeds in stirring his nephew's curiosity. Will those sparks be enough to rekindle Ken's inner flame and make it as strong as the flame of Takuma's wood-fired kiln?