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)

Raymond Ortiz avatar
Raymond Ortiz

Love! So realistically done.

Jose avatar
Jose

Pure Awesomeness! The characters all had their own amazing moments and the acting is decent as well.

Catherine Hall avatar
Catherine Hall

Really good Documentary movie, it will get you from moment one to the end.

Johnny avatar
Johnny

Love this movie. I'm so happy I watched it.

Virginia Wood avatar
Virginia Wood

The movie (without question) deserve several Oscar nominations; for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, acting and more!

Amber avatar
Amber

It is really amazing movie I have ever seen in my lifetime. The cast and the story of the movie are really successful.

Samantha avatar
Samantha

I Love it! It is perfect and Just what I was looking for!

Rose avatar
Rose

Excellent movie! We all enjoyed it and highly recommend it!

Jeffrey P. avatar
Jeffrey P.

Who Would Believe This Is So Good? This is one of the strangest, and most likable movies I have ever seen....and I have seen a lot, believe me.

Andrew G. avatar
Andrew G.

Awesome! It's not a die-hard documentary, but still the movie rocks.