Of Love & Law

Of Love & Law

Fumi and Kazu are life partners, both professionally and privately: they run the first and only law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. The lawyers know all too well the realities of being a minority in a conformist society, where the collective unity is absolute and often maintained at the expense of individual rights and freedom. Not being part of the majority could lead to prosecution by law and alienation by society at large - illustrated by the cases that the two lawyers take on. The individual freedom is viewed as a privilege not a right, and the fundamental human rights of equality and security are only extended to the majority. In a 2014 report, Amnesty International slammed Japan for 'veering away from global human rights standards', while the World Economic Forum places Japan 101st out of 145 countries in the global gender equality ranking, far behind developing countries such as Rwanda and the Philippines. Laws of Love and Other Things follows the two lawyers as they enter into the lives of their clients; each revealing the hidden diversities of the homogeneous and conservative society. As the two lawyers work hard to defend the rights of their clients, they have their own dilemma to deal with - to raise a family of their own in a society where their partnership have no legal recognition or protection. The film explores the universal concept of love, family, and equality with the personal stories of the characters revealing modern Japan in transition. The film also poses the questions - what are the risks of being an outsider in your own country? What happens when you don't belong to the masses?

Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
Genres
Documentary
Director
Hikaru Toda
Country
Japan, UK, France
Year
2017
Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Of Love & Law» (45)

Julia Baker avatar
Julia Baker

Hikaru Toda did exceptional, balancing each character perfectly to their own spotlight. Nothing felt over done or unnecessary, every moment was completely motivated and executed beautifully.

Denise avatar
Denise

I enjoyed the movie! Good acting!

Brandon Coleman avatar
Brandon Coleman

Great story, exciting to watch!

Janice avatar
Janice

It was a decent movie that had Documentary. I enjoyed it.

Julia M. avatar
Julia M.

This is a fantastic movie, it brings out every emotion there is, well told, beautifully acted, directed by a master Hikaru Toda, excellent camera work.

Denise Pierce avatar
Denise Pierce

Loved this because this is one of my favorite movies. It was well-written & has excellent performances.

Philip Brewer avatar
Philip Brewer

I can't speak for others, but I found this wildly relatable. It's is my favorite movie now.

Emma avatar
Emma

This was a very entertaining Documentary movie. Definitely would recommend!

Betty avatar
Betty

This is on the list of one of my favorite movies.

Joan Morrison avatar
Joan Morrison

great story & performance

Hannah Burke avatar
Hannah Burke

The acting, directing, camera work, music and the script, everything about this movie is spot on.

Howard avatar
Howard

A fantastic, excellent and glamorous movie with everything. Super!