A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese woman while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.
In order to not endanger the crew by filming in the area around the Fukushima disaster nuclear reactor, the director took measurements with a contamination meter; the film crew took dust samples and was counselled by radiation experts in Japan and Munich.
You're so elegant.
Satomi: You're an elephant.
When Marie and Satomi are sleeping next to each other, Satomi takes a cup of salt behind her pillow, places it between their two beds and throws some salt around Marie to keep ghosts away. In the next shot, the cup of salt is again behind Satomi's pillow.
English, German, Japanese