Journey of the Tortoise

Drama
Komödie
| 81 min
Japanese
| English German

Single parent Jiro, his son and their turtle join Jiro's reckless bother and his fiancée on a crazy road trip that quickly escalates. Since the death of his wife, Jiro has been overwhelmed by his rebellious son Noboru. His brother Shintaro, a cranky artist, and his fiancée want to get married on the island where Jiro's wife died, of all places. Director Tadashi Nagayama's film is based on his own experiences and his relationship with his father. "With its refreshing cinematography, blended with a thoughtful and effective use of music, Journey of the Tortoise proves to be a very engaging, funny and downright crazy experience, with a very powerful and satisfying conclusion." (Psycho Cinematography)