20th Century Boys: Beginning of the End


Giappone, 2008, colore, 35 mm, 142′
di Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Sceneggiatura Yasushi Fukuda, basato sul fumetto di Naoki Urasawa – Fotografia Satoru Karasawa – Montaggio Nobuyuki Ito – Musiche Ryomei Shirai – Interpreti Toshiaki Karasawa, Etsuhi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Airi Taira, Teruyuki Kagawa, Naohito Fujiki – Produttore Nobuyuki Linuma – Distribuzione Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV) – Sito ufficiale 20thboys.com

The story will revolve around a “Book of Revelations” written by the boy Kenji and his friends, who dreamed of a hero who would stand up to an evil organization bent on destroying the world. Thirty years later, in Japan, a series of catastrophes occur exactly as they were described in the book, setting the world off on the path to extinction.

Yukihiko Tsutsumi (Giappone, 1955) debuted in 1980 and moved to the USA where he made several video clips, among them Homeless with Yoko Ono. In 1994 he went on to become a part of the Office Crescendo production company. Select movies: Crying Out Love… (04) and Memories of Tomorrow (06).