Tatsuya MORI 森達也

A2

Nippon Digital   ½ 

After the September 11th attack in New York, the international media also remembered the poison gas attack of the Aum sect in Tokyo, which cost many people their lives. Documentary filmmaker Tatsuya MORI has been dealing with the perpetrators of this attack for several years. In his first film A, he showed how the remaining members of the Aumsekten cope with the arrest of their leaders. A2 is the continuation. Those who have remained loyal to the Aumsekt have been subjected to fierce attacks by the media, police and the population. In the face of Japan's economic crisis, the nationalists began to rise, and they are calling for a relentless crackdown. MORI contrasts the 'diabolical' members of the cult sect and the allegedly so 'peace-loving' right-wing activists. The alienation of the right-wing thugs from society is reflected in the situation of the members of the Aum sect.

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A2 (NC 2002)

Documentary

Japan 2001

131 minutes

Director
Tatsuya MORI

Cinematography
Tatsuya MORI, Takaharu YASUOKA

About Tatsuya MORI
森達也

Tatsuya MORI was born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1956 and studied law at Rikkyo University. He began his film career as an actor. In 1987, he began working for a TV production company and then became a freelance director, shooting the internationally acclaimed documentaries A (1998) and A2 (2001 / NC ’02) about the Aum Shinrikyo cult. In the following years, he continued making documentary films, including I -DOCUMENTARY OF THE JOURNALIST- (2019 / NC ’20), while also working as an author and as a professor at Meiji University.

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