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  • 126 min
  • Japan
  • Relations
  • 9 years
  • 3 Screenings

Saori discovers some strange behavioral changes in her son Minato and eventually learns that he has been bullied by his teacher. She confronts the teacher and the school, only to be met with evasion and half-hearted apologies. However, it is later revealed that her son himself has been bullying another student.

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From this starting point, the melodrama master Hirokazu Koreeda weaves together an elegant and engaging narrative marked by shifting perspectives, where the truth about the relationship between the two young classmates gradually unfolds and where the film's title can be interpreted in various ways.

Monster is characterized by Koreeda's meticulous direction and excellently instructed performances. The film won the award for Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. It is also the last film scored by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and it is dedicated to his memory. It is also worth mentioning the concert film Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus, which is also being shown at this year's Kosmorama.


Monday 04. march 16.30 16.30 Prinsen 6
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Thursday 07. march 14.15 14.15 Cinemateket
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Saturday 09. march 19.00 19.00 Prinsen 6
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Original title Kaibutsu
Director Hirokazu KORE-EDA
Year 2023
Length 126 min
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Subtitles norwegian
Cast Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurosawa