Commentaryof the Movie, “No Man’s Zone”
Themovie, “No Man’s Zone”
NoMan’sZone isa documentary film that depicts the effects of the tsunami andearthquake of March, 2011 in Japan. The director of the film,Toshifumi Fujiwara has presented the movie scene in an appropriateway that reveals the actual devastations of the earthquake in Japan.
Theway the movie begins with an image showing a tree standing in a vastwasted land attracts the attention of the viewer. Due to the factthat most viewers are addicted to images of destruction, most peoplewill watch the film in order to witness the occurrence of the greatearthquake in Japan.Fujiwara explores the devastated land where hebrings images of blooming flowers and cherry trees over the 50kilometre no man’s zone. The film incorporates people’s voices asthe director shows the remains of boats and building. In combinationof the image of the Nuclear Plant that was leaking at the end of thezone, the scenes turn out to be beautiful especially to the audiencethat love images of destruction (Japan Society, 2012).
Inthe middle scenes, the director spends time showing images of thedestructed towns. Places such as Ukedo were hit hard by the tsunami.The director tries to correct some impressions and emotions bybringing in other sets of images after showing the most disturbingimages. For example, the image of the woman who was swept out to thesea is followed by the images of the vast land. The film has utilizedvoices of people and background music in depicting the actual effectsof the earthquake. The director of film has not illustrated theimages that offended him and this leaves the viewers in suspense. Insummary, the film explores the relationship between man and natureand particularly, how nature can shape the life of human beings(Japan Society, 2012).
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