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)

Joe avatar
Joe

I really hope a lot of people get to watch this film <3

Willie avatar
Willie

Now That's what you call Documentary

Charles avatar
Charles

This movie was wonderful.

David J. avatar
David J.

Awesome movie! Awesome actors! Awesome plot! Awesome all the way around! Great film!

Emily Perkins avatar
Emily Perkins

It’s an excellent film. I feel that it's a movie everybody should watch at least once in their life time.

Johnny H. avatar
Johnny H.

love the casting .... great movie

Jonathan avatar
Jonathan

Such a great film

Dylan avatar
Dylan

I don't have enough words to say about this movie. It is perfect i love movies and this movie has everything to be a great. The story is very nice, the acting is cool and everything else is awesome. I waited so long for a movie like this.

Kyle avatar
Kyle

This film is an the result of a genius mind. Hikaru Toda is one of the greatest film makers in the world today.