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Hendrik Willemyns

feature film released


Tokyo. A young woman feels stuck in her daily routine and starts to believe that music is going to set her free. She enters into the dark belly of the music business, a dying animal that feeds on hope and turns dreamers into prostitutes. But when dreams die, they can be dangerous - and this bird will tear everything to pieces as she comes crashing down.


  • Writer: Hendrik Willemyns
  • Director: Hendrik Willemyns
  • DoP: Michael Dwyer
  • Editor: Hendrik Willemyns
  • Music: Hendrik Willemyns / Tim Bruzon
  • Producer: Hans Everaert / Menuetto
  • Associated producers: Filip Van Moerkercke / Ken Ochiai
  • Cast: Natsuko Haru, Maro Akaji, Kazuhiko Kanayama
  • With the support of: VAF, Belgian tax shelter


  • Length: 90'
  • Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
  • Shooting locations: Tokyo
  • Shooting period: finished
  • Release: May 2019 (Latin America VOD: May 2020 / Eastern Europe TV: May 2020)
  • Festivals: special screening Utrecht Film Fest (NL), Seeyousound Film Fest (Torino, IT), Rizoma Film Fest (Madrid, ES).

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