Movie of the Month (November 2017)

In November 2017 we chose a movie for you:

“The Sea of Trees”

Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Written by: Chris Sparling
Starring:  Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, Naomi Watts
Year: 2015
Running time: 106 min

PlotArthur Brennan (Matthew McConaughey) is an American man who decides to end his life after  his wife’s death (Naomi Watts), who was an alcoholic. Arthur goes to the Aokigahara forest, a famous suicide hotspot at the base of Mount Fuji, in Japan. In the forest he encounters a Japanese man, Takumi Nakamura (Ken Watanabe), who is there for Arthur’s same purpose. Together, they begin a journey of self-reflection and mutual help.

We propose this movie because it allows reflection about hotspots and implications for suicide prevention. For further information about hotspots, you can read also this month scientific suggestion at this link.



Sources (text and image):  

Wikipedia, the sea of trees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sea_of_Trees

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