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DENTSU and ALTAMIRA PICTURES present An ALTAMIRA PICTURES production A SHINOBU YAGUCHI Film I input the data. This one’s next, right away. Yes, thanks for another package. I catch so many,
I have fish left after I give them away. How have you been? Busy? You should come home
once in a while to see me. I should. I want to visit
Mom’s grave, too. Oh, so disgusting!
From Kagoshima, again? Yui just got out of the bath. Your grandpa. – No thanks, I won’t talk to him.
– What? Hey! Sorry, yeah. Oh, I see.
Bye, then. I won’t eat that crap. I can’t do this.Say, can you do it, please?Me? No thanks.Maybe I’ll do it tomorrow. We won’t eat it, so tell him
to stop sending fish. I can’t tell him that. All he cares about is fishing and farming. And this thing I know it’s organic, but… Get me rice. Get it yourself. Oh, I forgot. What! What is it? I don’t know.
It looked like this. That’s why I hate his packages! Oh, I gotta go! Don’t put it here! Oh! There it is! Don’t do that! Hey! Can’t you even greet your family? Dinner? You’re unbelievable. You’ve got dinner at home,
but you buy that crap! Loser. “New Folder ‘International Economics”‘No way, for real!?“Nakamura Satomi.” Suzuki speaking. Sorry, can you talk? What? Yeah I can’t hear you well. Oh, sorry. Did you grab screen shots
of the notes in today’s class? I’m just uploading them now. Oh, great.
Can you send it to me? Sure.To which address?To my PC. I got it, thanks. – See you.
– Tomorrow. Great. Why are you filming yourself? – Why’d you already eat?
– Shut up! Let’s settle who’s buying lunch. She’s cute. What a pain! “Your battery is low.” Stop it. Say, did you take a look? The children’s smart phone bills. You have to tell them, too. Are you listening? I’m tired.
Tell me tomorrow I’m going to bed “Day 1.” Hey! What time is it? I don’t know. Why not? – There’s a blackout.
– A blackout? – Why?
– I told you, I don’t know. Oh, no. There’s no lights, can’t watch TV. What a mess. Why are you screaming so early? It’s a blackout! What’s that? Oh, crap! Move! Are you checking? What? Can’t you even do that? I can’t figure it out. No breakfast, right? The rice hasn’t cooked and
the electro-magnetic stove doesn’t work. Do you want cold bread? No way, I’ll buy something. Oh, I know. Why do they all stop at once!
You should change the batteries. The number for the time is 117, right? There’s a number for time? Hey! What’s going on! No newspaper delivered? Ouch! Look, it works. Hopeless. It’s stopped. We’ll have to take the stairs. What, the whole building is blacked out? Do they ever inspect it? Shut up, old man. It’s a long way down 10 flights of stairs. Don’t be late. Due to a blackout, all trains are stopped I’m sorry, so sorry. All trains are stopped. No one is allowed on the platforms. That’s all we know. When will they start? There are no current plans, please wait. Do you have a proof of delay form? I need to check. This is closed now. We’ll update you with new information.
Please wait. – Can we wait on the platform?
– Please wait here. Are they any temporary buses? Apparently there are no buses yet. We don’t know when the trains
will resume, please wait here. What… Damn. Oh, great. I finally found one. – Can I?
– No, no. It may be the batteries, but none of them will start. What? Can’t you help me? I can pay cash. It seems the plugs won’t spark. Here it is. That’s just plain water.
Don’t you need battery fluid? They’re basically the same. All right, try it. Oh, it doesn’t work. This is when bicycles sure are handy. Good morning. A blackout is so unusual these days. And it’s not just this building. Oh, really? That one, too? All the buildings. – Do any of your lights work?
– They’re all still off. Oh, I have to buy candles. Me, too. Power will be back tonight. But maybe not, so I’ll go, too I’ll buy some, just in case. Oh, my purse. Oh, no… Hopeless. It won’t open? It won’t open. You’re late.
You live at the next station. The next, next station.
What time is it? Excuse me. It’s an old building, so all the doors
can only be manually opened from inside. Then we’ll break in. If you don’t mind, just invoice us later. Nobody can get in unless we do.May I have someone’s business card?Here goes. It’s open. Watch where you step. I bet the elevators aren’t working. The lights? – Computers?
– Nope, you? The server’s down.What do we do?– The other floors?
– I’ll check. Hey! We can’t work like this. Morning! We had a blackout. – Yourplace, too?
– You guys, too?– What a pain.
– A total pain. You’re all sweaty. The trains were stopped and I freaked. I rode my mom’s dorky bike. It’s an electric bike, but it didn’t work.
It was just so heavy. You’re so sweaty. Your teacher, Mochizuki, can’t get here,
so the first period is study hall. Quiet down. Somebody, write “Study Hall”. Study Hall. Morning, the trains are stopped today. No power here, either. How wide is the blackout? It’s probably pretty local.
Call your house in Kanagawa and find out. Like I said, it’s networking! – You are an idiot.
– Oh, right. Hey, where do you live? – Hey!
– Ouch! What? He’s hopeless. Um, excuse me. Where’s Nakamura… You mean, Satomi? I haven’t seen her yet. What’s going on with him? No idea. What happened, suddenly? Say, any lunch boxes? I’m sorry, the bento and the bread
haven’t been delivered yet. No rice balls? Sorry. – I’ll buy water.
– Yeah. Oh, no 230 Yen. 198 Yen. Say, hello. I won’t be able to wash clothes
or clean house today. I’ve given up on today. I can’t even cook. This is tonight’s dinner. No choice, right? Makes things so easy. I’m sorry, we can’t take credit cards
because of the blackout! We can only accept cash! Tell us sooner.
I was waiting in line.Useless.Oh, no! That doesn’t work either? When are the young guys
going to get here? We don’t know how far out
the trains are stopped. They should walk, even part way. But you live at the next station. It’s the next, next station. Only part of the file is printed.
The rest is stuck in the computer. We can’t miss the fiscal report deadline! That won’t happen.
It’ll get back to normal soon, I guess. Oh, what a mess. All the other departments
are hopeless, too. The outlets don’t work
and the batteries are dead, and the cars won’t start.
That’s just crazy. Everything electrical is useless. This isn’t just a normal blackout… We can’t do anything until power is restored. Everybody can go home now. What? That’s an order from the top. They want everyone to go home
before it gets dark. What’s that about? Thank you. “Special: 44, 800 Yen.” How much is that one? We’re stripping this for parts.
It’s not for sale. I’ll buy this one.
Can I ride it now? Oh, my God! Are you OK? Do you have to work at a time like this? That’s exactly why I have to work! Be careful with that flame. Using the toilet? It doesn’t run very well,
so flush it with the bathwater. Answer your mother! What is he thinking! I’m turning off the burner. The toilet, too?
It doesn’t use any power. I don’t understand this. I’m taking this. Thanks for the food. Things will be back to normal tomorrow. Say, dear! Done. Ouch! What a drag. You two, come here. The stars are beautiful. What? Stars? Why? Without any city lights,
they look brighter. What’s that? That’s the Milky Way. What? You mean, there really is a Milky Way? Are you an idiot? This isn’t so bad,
once in a while. “Day 3.” This is endless. Listen up, everyone. All employees need to wait at home
until the power is restored. Please be careful going home. It could be restored any minute.
We’ll be delayed in responding. Also, the building entrance is smashed
so please take your valuables with you.Hey.Aren’t you worried about your family? What? If you stay here, things will get dangerous. Are you crazy? Of course, we’ll be fine. Where are you going? We’re going to the mountains to find water.
There’s a camping ground I know. Hey! What are you doing! Hey! “Welcome to Saitama Prefecture.” What? “Nakamura Satomi 5-3-6 Kawaguchi.” You might be right. – This is really heavy.
– Get it together. Let’s go. Other prefectures? We need food,
I’ll try the supermarket… – Oh, hello.
– Hello I’ve been waiting here two hours. My feet are so cold. Do you have gas at your place? We cook with electro-magnetic. There’s no gas, either? Do gas meters run on batteries? My husband said the meter wasn’t
working and tried to fix it, but there’s no gas. Excuse us, everyone! The situation is that
there is water underground. Then give us the water! However, the entire operation
is shut down so the pumps can’t pump water. After making us wait this long! Go underground and bring up the water! You guys get the water! It’s not water for drinking, but
there’s a well in the park… We’re here to get water to drink! That’s right! Give us drinking water! You cannot withdraw cash
with ATM or debit cards. You must have identification, your personal seal and bank passbook. Each person can only withdraw 100, 000 Yen in cash! Don’t push! Don’t push! Don’t push! Wait your turn! “Day 7.” “Study at home until we contact you” I heard they’re distributing
emergency food in Saitama I went there, but they ran out
a longtime ago. They only gave me
a small bottle of water. What I want to know is,
what’s causing this? It’s a natural disaster,
a natural disaster. Our only choice is to gather
all our food and water and share it all. That won’t last a month. We should all move away. What if you’ve got nowhere to go? Look, over there! Don’t bother coming back! If all the apartments empty out, they’ll get looted by those idiots. They belong to all of us,
so we all have to protect them, right?No, no you stay inside.I’m sorry. Do you know Kato san
who lives above us? The old lady who lives alone? I saw her on the steps before.
Why? She wasn’t at that meeting. I haven’t seen her in days. What! Kagoshima!
You mean to Grandpa’s house? If we wait a little longer,
the power will return. You’re so useless. It’s been like this for a week. Don’t you see that if it doesn’t come back
we can only survive for so long? That may be true,
but why Kagoshima? All my hometown family is dead. It’s a lot warmer in Kagoshima and we’ll be able to find
water and food.But how?A plane from Haneda Airport. If they’re flying… I hate that stupid village. Why? You visited when you were little. You played with Grandpa
on the beach nearby. What? I don’t remember that. Oh, how do we get to Haneda? On bicycles. It’s straight down the main road. No way!
For real! Leave everything to me!
Follow me and you’ll be fine. Why Kagoshima! I told them I don’t want to go. I’ll take both. Is this enough,
to buy us all plane tickets? Can you buy discount tickets
at the airport? Well, um… I saved this money for an emergency. It’s sunscreen, put it on. Isn’t this great? Are you still carrying this
like some treasure? Yuck. And look at how you’re dressed. Who wears false eyelashes, now? OK! Hang in there! We haven’t been cycling in a while. We went with the children’s group. That’s ancient history. Did we go? You slept through your days off. You never came on
any of those outings. OK, 2, 000 Yen.
Thanks, next. Step right up.
One bottle of water for 1, 000 Yen. How about it? Anyone? Step up. No, no, you rip-off! Step right up. Bottled Water 2, 000 Yen. Bottled Water going fast 2, 500 Yen. We should have bought the first one! A little farther, we might find
cheaper water. Or more expensive. Yes, welcome. Oh, nothing… What will you do? At the store, it was 500 Yen. No, this is our current price. You’ll never sell them at this price I’ll buy them all,
at 600 Yen per bottle. Why did you make red beans and rice? Why? I just thought… The celebratory food would give us energy. Don’t waste precious food. Where did he go? Wandering off again.GrossI’m looking for a bathroom. Don’t let anyone pass. Don’t look! My turn, next. “Take your dog poop home with you.” Excuse me, excuse me. What’s going on? Get back! Get back, please! The planes are not flying! Get back for your own safety! Get back! It’s dangerous. Get back, get back! How long will this go on! The whole Tokyo area is blacked out! No one knows when it will come back!We know that!Hey cop! Do your job!They’re useless!
Where’s the Self Defense Force!Who threw that!Hey! You! Stop! “Motel Royal.” It’s open, it’s open! You need to pay first
30, 000 Yen per person. Yes. There’s no water. OK Oh, good We’ll go home tomorrow, right? What? What! No! No way! We’re going? To Kagoshima?! By bicycle! Right, it’s our only choice. What! No way! You saw it at the airport! It’s dangerous to stay
in a city without food or water. Impossible! I totally refuse! It’s not impossible.
That’s what they did in the old days. Yaji and Kita walked from Tokyo to Osaka. Who the hell is that! I’m not from the old days! I had a feeling it would
turn out like this. Then why didn’t you say so sooner? We came so far out of our way! We had no way of knowing until we got here. Oh… We need another bicycle. And a map and food and… Oh, I know! Yaji and Kita are buddies on that samurai TV show! “Maps.- Of course they’re all gone. “Children’s Map of Japan.” “Resorts in Kagoshima.” Maybe it’s not so bad. What are you doing? No matter how fast, it’ll take
one month to ride to Kagoshima. What! It’s that far? I just heard someone say that beyond Osaka, it’s not blacked out Is that true? Who said that? Someone walking. I told you so.
Heading west is the right plan. How could that rumor spread here, all the way from Osaka? It spreads because it’s true. But…Oh, look!“Rice Store.” Oh, a sea bream. That much. A real Rolex. What good is that?How about this?– What’s that?
– A Maserati. Get out! Don’t bother bringing things no one wants! Only water or food. All your stuff is worthless. Excuse me. – What have you got?
– Well, um… About the bicycle parked out back,
can I buy it from you? Sure, I don’t use it anymore. I have no use for money. Hey! That’s my… And that rice, too. “Rice.” “Do Not Enter.” Let’s go this way.
OK! Let’s try that way. What’s with this map!
It’s totally useless! Oh, no! Say! Let’s take that. – This way.
– I know that! This way! What! All right! “Service Area.” It’s locked. “Closed.
Toilets out of order.” Oh, no. Now we’re camping out. “Kanagawa Prefecture.” Where are you going? We’re going as far as Osaka. We heard there’s electricity there. – See!
– What do you mean, see! Is that true? It’s a rumor.
That same rumor. Could you spare a bottle of water? – We can pay money.
– Get the money. We can exchange it for food. We don’t have anything left. This is our last bottle. Oh, I see. Let’s go. Let’s try someone else. It’s cold. What are you doing!
Go grab him! “Tunnel Guides for Food or Water” if you pay me, I’ll guide you to the other end. This tunnel is 2 kilometers long.
Step right up I’ll guide you. What’s that? It’s a tunnel.
One straight road. They’ll be right back. It’s so dark, dark! Oh, no, what is this? Are you sure we’re OK?This is no good.Ouch! There’s a car stopped here. What shall we do? So, this is how it is. What! I stepped on something!
It’s squishy! There’s a dead raccoon right there. Don’t step on it. Here we are. Too bad you have to see everything. Thanks for your business. “Day 16.” Oh, no, this is all that’s left. What are you whimpering about? You can light a fire
without matches. How? Cavemen could do it,
of course we can, too.So, how?I’ll show you when the time comes. Give me water! That was the last bottle. Why didn’t you tell me first! I told you! You did?
I didn’t hear you. Let’sgo look for somelater. We won’t find any here. What are you doing?
Can you drink that? Don’t do that. See? Look how clear it is. You guys are such wimps. Tastes great! Tasty! Leave that! I can’t stand it! Where are you going! Diarrhea? He drank that water. Hopeless. Oh, no. I only wore this once. Oh, no. Oh, dear… What? Ouch! Maybe there’s food. “Rice Sold Out.” “Tires and Tubes Sold Out.” “No Matches or Lighters.” Where is it? “Silicon adhesive.” Found it. Hey, hey! Do you think we can eat this? The Internet says they can tuna
and catfood at the same factory. Really? Maybe we can flavor it and make a soup. We still need water and matches. “Battery Liquid Replenishment.” Don’t! Stop! It’s fine, you can drink it. It’s fine It’s purified water. You’re right! But it doesn’t taste good. Are you still at it? You should rest. Look at our great haul! There was one smoke candle left. What? Use this to light a fire. “Remove from the…” That hurt! What are you doing? Rice cakes. Eat it raw? But your father… Look at this. Disgusting! Are you sure? “Day 22.” Tastes awful. You’d better listen to your mother. Oh, hello. “Shizuoka Prefecture.” Oh, what a great idea! How are you getting water and food?Us?When you ride through the mountains, there’s water seeping through rocks, right? Moss is proof the water’s pure, so we bottle it if you’re worried, you can boil it to disinfect it. You should air dry or smoke any food. It lasts longer that way. And most weeds that you see are actually edible.
Wait. Weeds like this plantain and dandelion or weeds with leaves
growing from the earth are fine. You can boil them for a soup filled with vitamins. I recommend cicadas. Cicadas?! Don’t be so shocked.
Locusts have been food for centuries. Insects are quite nutritious. In Africa, everyone eats caterpillars. You just like that stuff. Look over here. What? You can take pictures with that camera? Yeah, but it’s not digital.
Film was always mechanical. When you print it, please send it. Sure, but…
I have no idea when. Please. A notepad. I’ll write down my address. What humans need in order to survive are, first, to maintain body warmth. Next, secure water and three, start fires. Food is next on the list. Hang in there, go, go. Hang in there. Looking good. Your dad’s in the lead. Just ignore him. He’s fast. This is great. The landscape is so different. The breeze feels great. Hey! Look at that. Oh, Dear. Excuse me… They came from a nuclear power plant. What’s the situation? They don’t know why but it won’t turn on. They’re going to Shizuoka to inspect another one Is it true there’s power in Osaka? We don’t know that. Even if there’s power in Osaka, we don’t have to go there. This is how things are,
we might as well enjoy it, right? That’s right. “To Osaka.” Take care. “Osaka.” “Day 43.” “Looking for Abe Takashi” I’ve had it! Dad, you said,
“We’re only bicycling to Osaka!” I never said that. What will we do?!
We have no food or water! I can’t change or bathe and my head itches! That’s not my fault. You never take responsibility! You said: Follow me and you’ll be fine. You did, you liar! How dare you speak to me like that! Then act like a father!
You talk big, but you’re useless. What the hell! That’s enough! You should have figured that a long time ago! That’s just who your father is! I’m putting it in Kobe Aquarium. Here comes the fish. It’s hot, be careful. – Looks tasty.
– Sure does. Here you go I’m sorry, we just ran out. Can’t you give us some? – I can pay you money!
– It’s all gone. Just enough for the children.
Please! It’s all gone. I beg you! “Day 67.” Dear… Hey! Wait! Dear! Yui! Honey, grab him! Are you OK, Dad? I did it.Oh, good.We did it. Meat. You do it I can’t even fillet a fish. Can I start anywhere? Just do it! What are you doing! Where are we being taken? Can you drink the well water? Of course you can. The electric fences on my pig farm
stopped working and they all ran away I’m sorry we killed one without… In exchange, if you help me catch the runaway pigs, I’ll forgive you. Will you? Aren’t you hungry? It’s not a free lunch. What’s this? Smoked pork. This is what you do
when you can’t use the refrigerator. Why are you crying? I don’t know. Oh. My, you have guests. I thought your son’s family
came home. You’re always so generous. Why just this one pig? The pigs haven’t come back yet? With their help, I’ll get them back. How nice. Young people can do anything. See you. Take one home. This is the last one. Gee, thanks. Now, you can start by helping me butcher Hanako. Was that pig’s name Hanako? That was a joke.
What pig has a name? Come over here and help. Open this and spread it! Here! Hold it here! Hold it down! This is a huge job. It’s tough job alone, but no big deal
with you all here. – Look tasty?
– Yes! If you work hard,
I can share a little with you. You can’t eat it right away. Have to let it rest underground
before smoking it. Um, how long does it need to rest? About one week. One week? You’re useless I take the first bath. Yes. We’re in Okayama. How are the pajamas? They’re perfect. Who do they… I bought them for when my son’s family visits. His whole family’s in America. Good looking, right? I don’t want to waste the oil. Oh, yes.Good night.Starting tomorrow, you’ll work hard. A futon… He must be worried about his grandchildren. Right? Found one.
Here we go! Grab it! Not over there! That’s the last one.
Hang in there. Mom, is this OK? Looks fine. That’s not for smoking. If you want, you can just move in. I wish my washing machine
and car would work, but living alone in
these conditions is tough. Will you think about it, please? I did it! Hey! Shoo! Get out of here! His offer is generous, but we need to get
to your father. Let’s go to Kagoshima. Do you two agree? Are you sure you want to give us so much? You sure helped me out. Thank you so much. You take care. Dear, wait! Are you OK, Mitsue? Hang in there, Mitsue! No way… What! What? Why? There is no bridge! We left that road 3 days ago!
Do we have to go all the way back! That map is out of date. Goddammit! Stop it. – Here.
– Thanks. This way. Are you two going to be OK? You madeustake all those swim classes. We’ll drop Mom on the other shore and then Kenji and I will shuttle the bikes over. Get on! Get on! I’ll go! No, stay there! Let’s load them all.
The river will get too fast. – Hold it!
– I’m holding it! Hold it! The raft broke! Dad! Kenji! Oh no, Dad! Dad! Dad! Dad! Dad! “Day 94.” This way. Come. Stop! Mom! Mom! Are you OK? It’s fine, let’s go. No, I can’t.From Tokyo to hereonbicycles?That’s a grueling trip. And, where’s your father? Stop! We’re almost to last big tunnel. The Falcon used to run through it ls the Falcon a bullet train? Of course not. Oh, you’re awake. The Falcon was an express sleeper. In those days, airplane fares were expensive. Yes, they were. Your mom’s parents wouldn’t let me marry her. So we commuted together
to Kagoshima to ask their permission. Wow. You never told us about that. Time to close it. Better close the window… What is this! My eyes! The window! “Day 108.”Look!Daddy! Hey! Grandpa! Dad! “2 Years and 126 days later.” All together! Big haul today. – Give me a hand.
– Right away. Keep the threads taut. Looking good. They’re back. We’re back! Big haul! Big haul! Lots of great fish. Hurry everybody! Oh, Dear. The lights are back on. – They’re on!
– They’re on! The sudden global blackout
that started 2.5 years ago, experts now believe was caused by a solar flare, or a comet that came close to Earth. It might also have been cyber-terrorism, aimed at the power grid and power plants but this has never been proven… …to prove any theories, the blackout stopped all computers and electronics, leaving no records from that time. However, it is important to establish… What’s that? Tonight, I’ll cook mackerel. Great! That’s so pretty. Right? Looks tasty. – I’m off.
– I’m off.Off you go.Coming, coming. Hello? Wait, wait! What is it? Your father forgot his lunch. How could you forget!? Sorry about that! Thank you. Suzuki san, mail for you. Thank you so much. I wonder what it is? Oh, that was when… Fumiyo Kohinata. Eri Fukatsu. Yuki lzumisawa. Wakana Aoi. Original story, Written
and Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi. English subtitles by Linda Hoaglund
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