Johatsu - Into Thin Air(EADF2024)
Every year, thousands of people vanish without a trace in Japan. Known as the Johatsu, or “the evaporated,” they abandon their lives for various reasons, a troublesome relationship, mounting debts or threats from the mafia. Some get support from so-called “night moving” companies, which help people to disappear and start a new life somewhere else. Taking an intimate look at the phenomenon of “evaporating people,” the film depicts the inner conflicts and attempts at reconciliation of those who have disappeared and those who have been left behind.

Copenhagen International Documentary Festival

DOK.fest Munich - VIKTOR Main Competition Award
Andreas Hartmann, Arata Mori
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86 minutes
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