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The Sea of Trees is a american film of genre Drama directed by Gus Van Sant released in USA on 26 august 2016 with Matthew McConaughey

The Sea of Trees (2016)

The Sea of Trees
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Released in USA 26 august 2016
Length 1h50
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama
Rating61% 3.0522653.0522653.0522653.0522653.052265

The Sea of Trees is a 2015 American drama mystery film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Chris Sparling. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, Naomi Watts, Katie Aselton, and Jordan Gavaris.

The film is about an American man who attempts suicide in Japan's "Suicide Forest", where he meets a Japanese man who is there for the same reason. Principal photography began on July 28, 2014, in Foxborough, Massachusetts; the production moved to Japan in September of the same year. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Synopsis

An American man travels to the "Suicide Forest" (Aokigahara forest) to kill himself at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, the site of numerous suicides. There he encounters a Japanese man, who wants to kill himself as well, and both men begin a journey of self-reflection and survival.

Actors

Matthew McConaughey

(Arthur Brennan)
Naomi Watts

(Joan Brennan)
Ken Watanabe

(Takumi Nakamura)
James Saito

(Dr Takahashi)
Katie Aselton

(Gabriella Laforte)
Jordan Gavaris

(Eric)
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