Johatsu – The Missing

Documentary in development, 90 min and 52 min
Expected Release: 2021
Director: Andreas Hartmann and Arata Mori


In contemporary Japan, people vanish without a trace with the support of so-called “Night Moving Companies”, which help people to disappear from their current life. Known as the Johatsu, or “the evaporated”, these people leave everything behind to start a new life somewhere else.

Grants and Awards

  • Development supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW “Gerd Ruge Grant”
  • Selected for the “Masters Pitch” at the DOK.fest Munich 2019
  • Nominated for the “German Composition Funding Award” at the DOK.fest Munich 2019
  • “Sunny Side of the Doc Pitch Prize” at the DOK.fest Munich 2019
  • Participant at the Sunny Side of the Doc international marketplace, La Rochelle – France 2019
  • Selected for the DOK Leipzig Co-Pro Market 2019

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