I keep washing my hands...because I love you.
I keep taking the pills...because I want you to love me back.
Commentary - Synopsis - Statement - Filmography - Cast and Credits
This film is about a love story.
Chizuru, cannot leave her house because of "Panic Disorder".
"I'm not insane!"
They keep telling themselves.
"I'm not insane!"
Just wanting to be with their loved ones.
"Someone help me"
A heart that is breaking from wanting to be just "ordinary"
"Don't want to be alone"
A heart that is wounded because it loved.
But that's OK.
This is a love story about "ordinaries" with emotional
"When I realized, I could no longer stop washing my hands"
Kou, a HIKIKOMORI, suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD), cannot stop washing his hands. His girlfriend Akane met Kou at a clinic where they attend, living together she supports Kou and dreams to be married. However, his OCD becomes worse and obsessions increase. What would Akane do...
"One day, the world seemed unreal..."
Chizuru who too goes to the same clinic, suffers from Panic Disorder(PD) and shuts herself from her mother, the only family. One night on her way home from the clinic, she has a PD attack and meets a boy called Yutaka. Chizuru looked as if she was able to open up to him but the attacks were too much for her...
Recurrent, unwanted and distressing thoughts which you cannot control. In an effort to make the obssesional thoughts to go away, rituals such as excessive handwashing, continuous tooth brushing and repetitive walking at one place are performed. This is called "Compulsions"
Characterized by sudden attacks of inexplicable feelings of terror and a fear. Pounding heart, sweating, trembling body or hands and feet, feeling of discomfort, nausea, dizziness, numbness, chills, flushes, fear of dyeing, fear of going crazy, feelings of unreality, feeling of being out of control. More than four of these symptoms occur at once. Attacks appear spontaneously and repetitively.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder
HIKIKOMORI is a word that describes a person who seals and withdraws
one's self from the world, or describes such condition. It is beginning
to be recognized recently as an illness of Japanese modern society.
There are two types of HIKIKOMORI. First type, are those who are afraid
to leave their room or house and do not speak even with family members.
Second type, are those who are able to go out but cannot adjust to
school or society. It is believed that there are more of the second
type than the first. No-one knows the precise reason for people to
One wonders. Who and what decides whether a person is normal or abnormal? No- one has the perfect answer. We all feel insecure but try to live in this world. Based on creator's own experience, the film will realistically show lives of neurotic young adults and HIKIKOMORI, and how they suffered to have the courage to face the real "themselves".
We wish deeply that everyone, those suffering from HIKIKOMORI, their family and friends, and those who does not know about HIKIKOMORI to see and perhaps understand about them.
1975 Born in Tokyo
Original title : Koboreru Tsuki
Screen Play : Ryota Sakamaki
Kou OTOMO : Kenji KAWAMOTO
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