|Directed by||Yoshiyuki Kishi|
|Screenplay by||Takehiko Minato |
|Based on||novel Aa Koya|
by Shūji Terayama
|Produced by||Hiromitsu Sugita |
|Starring|| Masaki Suda |
|Part One: 157 minutes |
Part Two: 147 minutes
Wilderness: Part One & Part Two (Japanese: あゝ、荒野, Hepburn: Aa, Koya, lit: "Ah, Wilderness") is a 2017 Japanese two-part drama film based on arthouse screenwriter Shūji Terayama's one and only full length novel, Aa Koya, published in 1966. Directed by Yoshiyuki Kishi, it stars Masaki Suda and Yang Ik-june. It made its world premiere in A Window on Asian Cinema at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival in 2017.
Two "losers" meet by chance when they decide to join a rundown boxing gym by half-blind trainer Horiguchi (Yūsuke Santamaria). Ex-convict Shinji (Masaki Suda), whose father's suicide death impacts his mental health and outward aggressiveness, has just been released from a juvenile detention centre and is out to take revenge on Yuji Yamamoto (Yūki Yamada) who betrayed him and has since become a boxer. Kenji (Yang Ik-june), a mild-mannered half-Korean-half-Japanese barber, is extremely shy and stutters due to a traumatic past with his abusive father. They form an unlikely friendship as they journey their way to become professional boxers and a way back into an unforgiving society.
|2017||60th Blue Ribbon Awards||Best Film||Wilderness||Won|
|Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Nominated|
|42nd Hochi Film Award||Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Won|
|30th Nikkan Sports Film Award||Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Won|
|2018||91st Kinema Junpo Award||Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Yang Ik-june||Won|
|41st Japan Academy Prize||Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Won|
|12th Asian Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Yang Ik-june||Won|
|72nd Mainichi Film Awards||Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Won|
|13th Osaka Cinema Festival||Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Won|
|27th Tokyo Sports Film Award||Best Actor||Masaki Suda||Nominated|
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