The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.




  • Gus Van Sant at an event for The Sea of Trees (2015)
  • Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts at an event for The Sea of Trees (2015)
  • Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe in The Sea of Trees (2015)
  • Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts at an event for The Sea of Trees (2015)
  • Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts in The Sea of Trees (2015)
  • The Sea of Trees (2015)

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Gus Van Sant


Chris Sparling

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29 April 2016 | hcamiel
| Entertaining Eyecandy
Saw it in a sneak preview screening.

After seeing the horrible "The Forest" i was a bit reluctant to see another movie about the suicide forest, but was surprised that this movie deals with different themes.

I watched the movie because i wanted to watch a movie, and in that i found a lot of enjoyment. The movie had some good pacing and it deals with basically a present and past storyline entwined and both are interesting enough to have you go "no wait, i want to know how it continues" with every switch.

The acting was good, the story was perhaps a bit on the "cliché" side near the end, but in all satisfying. I have to mention the cinematography, because there are some beautiful shots in there, sometimes it felt so strange when shots where done without a steady cam but in ends up feeling more "organic" in the end.

So if you want to watch a nice story driven film, give it a shot.

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Release Date:

26 August 2016


English, Japanese

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Filming Locations

Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,877 28 August 2016

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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