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Fukushima Mon Amour

Doris Dörrie

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Marie, a young German woman, escapes to Fukushima in a bid to change her life. Working with the organisation Clowns4Help, she strives to bring joy to survivors of the 2011 catastrophe who are still living in emergency shelters.

Marie soon realises she's absolutely unsuited to the task of making tragedy less wearing. Instead of running away, though, she decides to stay with cantankerous old Satomi, the last geisha of Fukushima, who of her own accord has decided to retreat back to her destroyed house in the former radioactive exclusion zone. These two women couldn't be more different, but both are trapped in the past and must learn to liberate themselves from guilt and the burden of memory. 

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