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)

Jeremy avatar
Jeremy

I have seen this one twice. Well worth watching.

Judy avatar
Judy

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

Albert avatar
Albert

I didn't even know about this movie, I had sort of read media about it, but I thought it was to be a series. Well, caught the movie on TV, seen it 5 times, it is extraordinary! The storyline, the filming, the acting, what a treat!!!

Louis avatar
Louis

I've just finished watching it and it really brought me to a different reality! A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

Lawrence G. avatar
Lawrence G.

Well done and very surprising! Highly recommend it!

Alice M. avatar
Alice M.

It was an awesome movie. Loved the suspense.

Alan W. avatar
Alan W.

A good movie with a good storyline. All the actors were outstanding in their roles.

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Olivia P.

Loved this movie. I was not sure at first, but it turned out to be awesome!!!