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)

Mark avatar
Mark

the best movie I've seen this year. I love it.

Emily avatar
Emily

Great documentary film. No complaints...

Carol M. avatar
Carol M.

The best of the best! The more I watch it on repeat the better it gets, I'm sure many will disagree with me, I don't care, this film ticks all the boxes.

Lori D. avatar
Lori D.

I can't wait for it to come out on DVD so I can buy it and watch it again. Best movie I have seen in a while!!

Christopher Carter avatar
Christopher Carter

Drop everything and go see it right now. If already seen, see it again!!!

Lisa E. avatar
Lisa E.

This is one of my favorite movies ever! Best plot - it brings a whole new level of greatness

Joe avatar
Joe

Mind blowing! Loved the plot, the humor, the execution, the originality - finally, a movie worthy of a ten star rating !

Bobby avatar
Bobby

Absolutely brilliant - I loved every minute. I can't afford to buy many DVD's but I bought this one without any hesitation!