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The Witches of the Orient (2021)

  • Documentary, Sport
  • 1h 40m

Meet the former players of the Japanese women’s volleyball team. Now in their 70s, they used to be known as the « Witches of the Orient » because of their seemingly supernatural powers on the courts.

From the formation of the squad in the late 1950s as a worker’s team at a textile factory, right up until their triumph at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, their memories and true magic from long ago bubble up into a heady brew where fact and fable fly hand in hand.

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 - Big Screen Competition Sheffield DocFest 2021 - Official Selection MoMA Doc Fortnight 2021 - Official Selection

Director

Julien Faraut

Languages

English, French, Japanese

Subtitles

English

Country

France

Studio

Modern Films

Bonus Content

The Witches of the Orient AD version

1h 40m

This is the audio-described version of THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT.