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The main character is a Japanese teenage boy being targeted by a group of bullies.
One day after being assaulted, the boy stands silently on top of the school rooftop and slowly drops his head…

Standing against bullying requires great courage for the one being bullied.
The person can feel as if they are locked in an endless hell where no one can be trusted, and become overwhelmed by despair. Some may come to a point where they even lose trust in themselves and feel like they’d rather die than remain in such living hell.
Our interest lies here: then how do people behave in such hopeless situations?
Maybe it is that people maintain their dignity by immersing into something else; to dance, in our main character’s case.
Such actions may not have any impact on the reality he lives in. However, that moment becomes his spark of hope, which gives him strength to hang in there. We have made this film to embrace such human strength to define their own worth in the darkest times.

Finally, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who was involved in this project.

不良たちからの虐めの対象となっている日本の中学生男子である主人公。
いつものように不良たちに暴行を受けた彼が、校舎の屋上に佇み、階下を覗く…

虐めに対しての抵抗は、その当事者にとって非常に困難なものです。
狭い世界観に閉じ込められ、他人のことも自分のことも信じられず、頼ることもできず、絶望に支配されてしまいます。
中には死という形の逃避を望んでしまう人もいるでしょう。
いじめという現実に対して、人はどのように振る舞えばよいのか…
絶望的な状況下でも自分が自分であり続けるための逃避行動、本作の主人公にとってのそれがダンスです。
彼の行動は、現実を直接変えることはありません。
しかし一見その無意味にも思える振る舞いは、主人公の尊厳を守る一縷の希望として彼を繋ぎ止めているのです。
報われない努力や夢に対して、僕らは最大の愛と敬意を送ります。

制作に関わった全ての方々に感謝を。

DIRECTOR / CINEMATOGRAPHER / EDITOR / SCRIPT WRITER
田村祥宏 / Yasuhiro Tamura (EXIT FILM inc.)

-CAST-
Bullied Boy
Souma

Boss of the Bullies
Shigekix

Bullies
石賀和輝 / Kazuki Ishiga
髙橋里恩 / Rion Takahashi
信濃健志 / Kenji Shinano
河口瑛将 / Akimasa Kawaguchi

Teacher
田端将伸 / Masanobu Tabata

Students
横瀬町立横瀬中学校学生一同 / Yokoze junior high school students

-CREW-
GIMBAL OPERATOR
本間光 / Hikari Homma

CAMERA ASSISTANT
瀬木日太 / Haruta Segi

GAFFER
佐藤宗史 / Sohshi Satoh

GRIP OPERATORS
中尾愛 / Ai Nakao
井上真吾 / Shingo Inoue
千々和俊二 / Shunji Chijiiwa

HAIR / MAKEUP
carrie

ASSISTANT HAIR / MAKEUP
Risa Yamamoto

STYLIST
Remi Takenouchi

ASSISTANT STYLIST
Kanako Hamati

SOUND ENGINEER
渡辺寛史 / Hiroshi Watanabe

BOOM OPERATOR
國分玲 / Rei Kokubu

SET DECORATOR
谷田祥紀 / Sachio Tanida (SUNS DECOR)

ASSISTANT SET DECORATOR
平野拓 / Taku Hirano

CASTING MANAGER
清水亜美 / Ami Shimizu (SKALY)

PRODUCTION ASSISTS
西澤英樹 / Hideki Nishizawa (EXIT FILM inc.)
長谷川カラム / Callum Hasegawa

LOCAL PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
田端将伸 / Masanobu Tabata

-WEB SITE-
DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT
本間宣光 / Nobuaki Honma (Garden Eight)

DIRECTOR
野間寛貴 / Hiroki Noma (Garden Eight)

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER
相川健一/ Kenichi Aikawa

-SONG-
“Guilty”
ENGMNT feat. Danyka Nadeau

-SPECIAL THANKS TO-
杉田茂久 / Shigehisa Sugita (横瀬中学校校長)
金後優介 / Yusuke Kanego (IAM Co., Ltd.)
四方田剛之 / Takeyuki Yomoda

埼玉県秩父郡横瀬町 / Yokoze town, Chichibu county, Saitama prefecture

-LOCATION-
横瀬町立横瀬中学校 / Yokoze junior high school

-PRESENTED BY-
EXIT FILM inc. (http://exitfilm.jp)