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Original name: Kaibutsu
English name: Monster
Year: 2023
Run time: 126 Min
Language: Japanese
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Japan
Director: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Producers: Banse Megumi, Ito Taichi, Taguchi Hijiri
Cast: Mugino Saori, Hori Michitoshi, Mugino Minato, Hoshikawa Yori, Fushimi Makiko
Screenplay: Sakamoto Yuji
Cinematographer: Kondo Ryuto
Editor: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Sound Designer: Tomita Kazuhiko
Music Composer: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Production Company: AOI Pro. Inc.
World Sales: Impact Sales


  • Cannes: Main Competition 2023
  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • San Sebastián IFF 2023
  • BFI London 2023
  • Caerimage 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023
  • Sydney FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 Broker
  • 2019 The Truth
  • 2018 Shoplifters
  • 2015 Our Little Sister
  • 2013 Like Father, Like Son
  • 2004 Nobody Knows
  • 1998 After Life
  • 1995 Maborosi

Director's Biography:

Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Kore-Eda Hirokazu, the Japanese writer – director is one of the contemporary masters of cinema. After debuting as a director with Maborosi (1995), he made several feature films including After Life (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), and Like Father, Like Son (2013) for which he garnered numerous awards at numerous internationally renowned film festivals. In 2018, he was recognised with directing mastery receiving Cannes Palme d′Or with Shoplifters. In the following year, he was chosen as the Asian Filmmaker of the Year by the Busan IFF. He has moved audiences across the world with his stories about various configurations of families.


When her young son Minato starts to behave strangely, his mother feels that there is something wrong. Discovering that a teacher is responsible, she storms into the school demanding to know what’s going on. But as the story unfolds through the eyes of mother, teacher and child, the truth gradually emerges.