Original title: "Kodokushi"

Directed by

Ensar Altay

Ensar Altay was born in 1980 in Turkey. He received his graduate degree in the economy but he always had an interest in cinema. He went to London and study at the London Film Academy for earning Filmmaking. So, he started to work as the Assistant of Director in 2010. He then started to work as a TV Director and Producer for five years. Since 2011, he made several documentaries for TV Channels. In 2016, he started to work for TRT. He made two feature documentary films for TRT World.

Cinematography by

Kursat Uresin

Edited by

Ensar Altay, Merve Dag

Music by


Main cast

Norihito Oikawa, Kuniaki Muramatsu, Aiko Oshima

Color: colored, Running time: 85, Format: 2.35:1, Countries: Japan, Languages: Japanese

TRT The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT; Turkish: Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu) is the national public broadcaster of Turkey.
Production company(s)



Taskovski Films

Sales agent

Taskovski Films


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