Out There: Five Days in March

The lead-up to the Iraq war will probably remain a particularly indistinct and elusive memory in the years to come, if only because it represented a moment when the national discourse drifted into surreal illogic (bomb Who? Where? Why?). Though it doesn't help matters that the current moment makes scarcely little more sense, director Toshiki Okada looks back to 2003 in Five Days in March, in this week's installment of the Walker's Out There series, to take a crack at making sense of it all. The action takes place in trendy districts of Tokyo, and depicts the daily lives of four adolescents in the shadow of a war that is taking place very far away (with, one suspects, the apprehension that distance, like time, is a relative thing indeed).
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