A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler

A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler

At the age of 18, Takuya is driven by his father and his sponsors to leave his hometown in Hokkaido, Japan, to go to Tokyo and joins a troupe of sumo wrestlers. There, he will share everything with the ten other athletes: day-to-day life, training, social life, and sumo wrestling tournaments.

Co-produced by Japanese TV NHK as part of its 'Tokyo Modern' series, A NORMAL LIFE: CHRONICLE OF A SUMO WRESTLER follows the first nine months of Takuya's initiation and training.

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Citation

Main credits

Coulon, Jill (filmmaker)
Coulon, Jill (photographer)
Balmès, Thomas (film producer)

Other credits

Editor, Alex Cardon; photography, Jill Coulon [and 4 others]; original music, Jean-Baptiste Hanak, dDamage.


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Distributor subjects

Adolescence
Anthropology
Asia
Japan
Streaming only
Youth Issues

Keywords

Japan, sports, sumo wrestling, Asia, anthropology; "A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler"; Icarus Films