"The story concerns a mother (Park) who is distraught at the disappearance of her husband. On the verge of a total breakdown she is discovered by a cult and they take her and her son Tamotsu (Aren) into their fold. The story examines a woman falling deep into a cult’s world-view, how the cult uses children to proselytize (there is also a teenage girl named Kanon, played by actress Vlada, in the cult) and the effect it has on the relationship between mother and child. While examining the mother-and-son dynamic, the film also sheds light on how children can be pushed into adult roles in Japanese society."
Extraordinarily performed tale of a cult
By: Rob Schwartz
Jul 30, 2013 Issue: 1010 http://metropolis.co.jp/movies/eiga/akaboshi/
Preview 1 - Japanese language
Source: あかぼし 映画
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