CARE NIN PART 1 | DEMENTIA & COMMUNITY | 105 mins - 10 NOV
CARE NIN PART 2 | DEMENTIA & COMMUNITY | 101 mins - 12 NOV
THE PEERS CONNECTING THE PEOPLE | DEMENTIA & HOME CARE | 99 mins - 19 NOV 2020
"I won't let dementia end your life."
The story follows Kei Omori, 21, a rookie certified care worker as he begins his first job at a small-scale multi-functional facility in the suburbs, right after graduating from technical school for care work. Kei has always lived life without giving much thought to the future, unsure of the life ahead of him. However, it all changes once he is assigned as the main caregiver to Keiko Hoshikawa, a 79-year-old woman with dementia. Join him as he experiences the ups and downs of the caregiving profession through trial and error with support from his colleagues as gradually forms a stronger bond with Keiko.
What is a "Care Nin"?
It refers to anyone who is involved ― with pride, love, and passion ― in the field of care, such as caregiving, nursing, and medicine.
Frequently associated with the image of the "3D's ( Difficult [kitsui], Dirty [kitanai], Dangerous [kiken])", care work is both a physically and mentally demanding profession. But long-time care workers are proud to claim that there is no other job that is as rewarding as theirs as it lets them engage with people, heart-to-heart. The film Care Nin Thank God You're Here..[ The carer: I'm grateful that it was you] pieces together the stories shared by Otagai-san (Aoi Care Co., Ltd.) of Fujisawa City in Kanagawa Prefecture and 30 other care facilities, technical schools, and organisations. The film portrays the meaning of work that care workers find through their profession and the preciousness of the connection between people and the community. Every line in the film is a reflection of real experiences faced in the field of care work.
Junki Tozuka Wakana Matsumoto Hajime Yamazaki / Kumi Mizuno
Reiko Fujiwara Nahana Mantaro Koichi
Director: Kosuke Suzuki
Theme Song: On a starry night [星降る夜に], by Hiromitsu Kagawa
Writer Mamiya Fujimaru
Special thanks: Tadasuke Kato (Aoi Care)
Planning / Production Committee: Wonder Laboratory, Inc.
Copyright 2017 "Care Nin" Production Committee
2017 / Japan / Colour / Stereo / 105 minutes
For more information visit: https://carenin-cinema.com/fl/
"I won't let dementia erase the love from your life."
Kei Omori is a caregiver who has left his previous job at a small-scale care service to come work at a large-scale nursing home. But he is unable to hide his tremendous discomfort with a management style that prioritises efficiency and risk control in the name of accommodating large numbers of residents. It is under these circumstances that Mieko, an elderly woman living with dementia, moves into the nursing home. Mieko's husband, Tstsuro, has been acting as her at-home caregiver and doesn't trust the nursing home to watch over her properly. He is quite tough on Kei, who is Mieko's primary caregiver at the nursing home. But still, Kei tries his best for Mieko and the other residents. He even does things like getting a friend who works as a beautician to open an on-site salon for the residents. However these efforts lead to Kei being reprimanded by his more experienced colleagues and even the managing director of the nursing home for disrupting the teamwork among staff members at the nursing home. This situation gives Kei a chance to discover Tatsuro's true wish..
Since its premiere in 2017, Care Nin, Thank God You're Here has been played around the world with more than 1,300 showings in Japan and abroad. Now, three years later, the original staff members and main cast return to the screen in Care Nin, The Flower in Your Heart!
The story begins just as protagonist Kei Omori, played by Junki Tozuka, leaves his previous job to begin working at a large-scale nursing home.
This nursing home is one of the largest care facilities in Japan. The work environment for a caregiver like Kei is entirely different here. This nursing home has numerous residents and many of them live with serious medical conditions. this is a second act filled with love and emotions, as Kei clashes with the other staff members as they all search for a way to make the residents and their families happy.
Junki Tozuka Kaori Shima Katsuhiko Watabiki
Mariko Akama Ao Watanabe Mika Akizuki Hiroko Nakajima Manabu Hamada Akira Onodera / Wakana Matsumoto
Yoshihiko Hosoda Mantaro Koichi
Director: Kosuke Suzuki
Theme Song: Wedding Day, by Hiromitsu Kagawa
Planning and Original and Producer: Hideyuki Yamakuni
"We will support their last wishes."
Masato Takahashi, a young doctor, was forced to resign at a university hospital in order to succeed his ill father's clinic. He unwillingly agreed to his father's request to provide care visits in the region. However, it was hard for him to get interested in providing healthcare for the local patients and their families. He was a prideful doctor who did not cooperate the region the care manager, care worker or other specialists in the region, causing him to be isolated in his practice of healthcare in the region. One day, he encountered a patient's family during a care visit which slowly changed his way of thinking little by little...
"We will provide healthcare at each patient's favourite place so that they can live their own lives peacefully and happily until the end".
The movie "CareNin - Thank God You're Here..." was released throughout Japan for more than a year from 2017, with more than 800 screenings inside and outside Japan. Now from the same production staff comes "Peer", a movie themed around home healthcare and caregiving.
An original story written based on interviews accumulated from many occasions and sites from various fields, mainly with doctors involved in home healthcare. It depicts hard work in homecare, nursing, and attendance at a deathbed in growing stories centered on a young doctor and care manager working together along with various specialists such as a care worker, visiting nurse, pharmacist, dentist, dental hygienist, administrative dietitian, and rehabilitation specialist in cooperation with each other as a team. Its a touching and heartwarming story filled with laughter and tears, depicting the precious connections of the people and the region which will positively impact your life.
Yoshihiko Hosoda Wakana Matsumoto Asuka Kawatoko
Junki Tozuka Toshinori Omi Maki Mizuno Takeshi Mesu
Director: Shinya Ayabe
Theme Song: In this town, by Kazunori Tachibana
Writer: Mamiya Fujimaru Hideyuki Yamakuni