Johatsu – Into Thin Air


26th TIDF: World Premiere

Every year, thousands of people vanish without a trace in Japan. Known as the Johatsu, or “the evaporated,” they abandon their lives for various reasons, a troublesome relationship, mounting debts or threats from the mafia. Some get support from so-called “night moving” companies, which help people to disappear and start a new life somewhere else. Taking an intimate look at the phenomenon of “evaporating people,” Johatsu – Into Thin Air depicts the inner conflicts and attempts at reconciliation of those who have disappeared and those who have been left behind.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Andreas Hartmann, Arata Mori
Script: Andreas Hartmann
Cinematography: Andreas Hartmann
Editing: Kai Eiermann
Sound: Nils Vogel-Bartling, Linus Nickl
Music: Jana Irmert, Mika Takehara
Production: Ossa Film
Producers: Andreas Hartmann
Co-production: Mori Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Co-producers: Arata Mori
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: Germany, Japan
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 86'
Contact: CAT&Docs

Andreas Hartmann


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2024 Johatsu – Into Thin Air

Arata Mori


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2024 Johatsu – Into Thin Air