Watch: Official Japanese Trailer for Gus Van Sant's 'The Sea of Trees'

February 19, 2016
Source: The Film Stage

The Sea of Trees Trailer

"Things are not what they seem here. This place is what you call purgatory." The first official Japanese trailer for the new Gus Van Sant film, The Sea of Trees, has debuted online and it's in English so it's easy to watch. The film stars Matthew McConaughey as a suicidal man who goes to the mysterious Aokigahara Forest near Mt. Fuji in Japan, the same forest seen in that horror movie The Forest. There he meets a lost Japanese man and they connect while attempting to find their way out. Naomi Watts and Katie Aselton also star. This first premiered at Cannes and got some terrible reviews, but I'm still intrigued by this trailer (way more than the horror) and I want to check it out sooner than later. This is more of just a quick tease.

Here's the first official Japanese trailer for Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees, found via The Film Stage:

The Sea of Trees

A suicidal American (McConaughey) befriends a Japanese man (Watanabe) lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out. The Sea of Trees is directed by veteran American filmmaker Gus Van Sant, of Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, Psycho, Elephant, Finding Forrester, Paranoid Park, Milk, Restless and Promised Land previously. The screenplay is written by Chris Sparling, of Buried, ATM and The Atticus Institute previously. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and still doesn't have any US release date yet. Opening in Japan in April. Thoughts so far?

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


watts look like sienna miler in that poster

Quynh Truong on Feb 19, 2016


Always prepared to see Wantanabe in a film. This looks like it at the very least be a visually powerful film.

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2016


One of my favorite actors.

grimjob on Feb 20, 2016



Sean Taylor on Feb 19, 2016


This hit the top of my list. PLEASE let it come to LA SOON!

Rose DiMatteo on Feb 20, 2016


wasn't this the one that got severely panned at the Cannes film festival?

Joker's hideout on Feb 23, 2016


This looks deeply depressing and sad. No thanks.

RAW_D on Feb 24, 2016

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