Film director and actor Shingo Ota, known for his highly acclaimed documentary facing his friend's suicide, THE END OF THE SPECIAL TIME WE WERE ALLOWED, now tackles social problems by depicting youths in the worst slum in Japan. It was filmed with local support in some of Osaka's roughest areas, using a semi-documentary approach to capture the lifestyles of their inhabitants. With FRAGILE, Ota is determined to show that poverty, illness, and crime are problems of our own, not someone else's.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life.
Have you watched Fragile yet? What did you think about it?