Heaven’s Story is told from the multiple perspectives of murderers, and of those surrounding them and their murder victims. Their seemingly random encounters with irrational murders take the victims and perpetrators through a myriad of emotions ranging from anger, remorse, vengeance to redemption and forgiveness. The complexity of these emotions lays bare the human condition, confronting the audience with the question, Can everything be polarized into good or evil? Throughout its 9 episodes, the movie explores various philosophical issues. What is the meaning of life, death, relationships, cause, effect, family, heaven, cosmos…and hope?At a mind boggling running time of 4 hours and 38 minutes, Heaven’s Story dares its audience to go where no conventional feature film has gone before.
Cast: Moeki Tsuruoka, Tomoharu Hasegawa, Hako Yamazaki, Jun Murakami, Syugo Oshinari, Nahana
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Producer: Daisuke Asakura , Kazunao Sakaguchi
Japanese with English subtitles