Oz Land (2018)

Directed by Takafumi Hatano

Drama | Comedy


Kurumi is hired at a high-end hotel, but is instead dispatched to work at fun fair that is connected to the business network. The new work is out in the country and there is not much else to do or places to go. The go-to employee is one Yoshiko. Kurumi wants to be successful and valued and is eager to learn from Yoshiko. All is not as it seems on the surface however.

Length 105 minutes


Hidetoshi Nishijima | Akira Emoto | Kong Kuwata | Motoki Fukami | Mari Hamada | Ai Hashimoto | Tomoya Nakamura | Masahiro Toda | Erika Asakura | Amane Okayama | Haru | Chukichi Kubo

Viewing History (seen 1 time)

Date ViewedDeviceFormatSourceRating
02/15/2022TVStreamingVideo on Demand7.5 stars

Viewing Notes

My second selection from JFF Online 2022 and totally my kind of shit when it comes to Japanese dramedy. A fish out of water story with quirky characters and a personal journey of introspection. It’s whatever you call a “coming-of-age” story for young professionals. So wild to see Hidetoshi Nishijima (DRIVE MY CAR) as the “wizard” of this amusement park. He’s really good. Love that this was set in Kumamoto, an area of Japan I’ve never been but would totally go and visit this “Greenland” amusement park. The lead actress Haru is super cute and already has had a long career but I don’t think I’ve seen her in anything before this.


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