Evil Does Not Exist

©️2023 NEOPA, Fictive
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Takumi and his daughter Hana live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. Like generations before them, they live a modest life according to the cycles and order of nature. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi’s house; offering city residents a comfortable ‘escape’ to nature. When two company representatives from Tokyo arrive in the village to hold a meeting, it becomes clear that the project will have a negative impact on the local water supply, causing unrest. The agency’s mismatched intentions endanger both the ecological balance of the nature plateau and their way of life, with an aftermath that affects Takumi’s life deeply.

From the director of Oscar® and BAFTA winner Drive My Car.

Genre: Drama

Technical Details

Length: 106 minutes
Language: Japanese (English Subtitles)
Certificate: TBC
Format: DCP/DVD/Blu-Ray


Date: 1st March 2024


“Compositional quirks and unhurried direction turn this tale of a Tokyo company buying up land near a pristine lake into a complex and mysterious drama
★★★★ The Guardian

“An absorbing film of quiet power.”
Screen Daily

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