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How did a group of humble factory workers become a phenomenal sports success story and the pride of an entire nation? Julian Faraut’s (JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION) ferociously innovative and visually stunning THE WITCHES OF THE ORIENT tells the tale of the Japanese women’s volleyball team’s thrilling rise, unbelievable 258 games winning streak, and eventual Olympic gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

United by their jobs in a textile factory, the Japanese women’s volleyball team chased absolute perfection under the guidance of their grueling coach Hirofumi Daimatsu. His methods were so tough that in Japan, he was known as “the Demon,” with his intense, endless practice sessions, shaping the team into a force to be reckoned with. [...]

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    104'
  • Language
    Japanese
  • Country
    France
  • Note
    In Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director
    Julien Faraut
  • Screenwriter
    Julien Faraut