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The Great Passage


Directed by: Yuya Ishi

Year: 2013

Length: 133 minutes

Classification rating: Unclassified 15+

Screens in: Online

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.

Screened as part of JFF 2020 Plus
Screening as part of JFF 2021 Online

15-21 November



JFF Online, Online

Director: Yuya Ishi

Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki and Joe Odagiri

Genre: Romance

Category: Free, Online

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles