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That is the all-too-real backdrop of "Homeland", the first Japanese mass-market film set in Fukushima since the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years made the area's name infamous."Homeland", released in Japan nearly three years after the disaster, centres on long-estranged son Jiro, who secretly moves into the exclusion zone to reclaim the family farm.This contrast may have helped Kubota get across his message without making it too obvious, said film critic Yuichi Maeda.Even stronger reasons to tread softly are that film revenues are falling in Japan and viewers are averse to movies with too heavy a political line.One, Sion Sono, got around it by setting his 2012 movie "Land of Hope" in an unspecified future and the fictional Nagashima prefecture.
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