When JAPÓN premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2002, it featured a different ending, showing the crash that concludes the film, not just its aftermath. The scene is presented here as it appeared in that version.
Actor Alejandro Ferretis (“the man”) documented the shooting of JAPÓN with a Hi8 camera and edited his memories into the film presented here. The material is the best available in terms of picture and sound quality.
This short film was directed by Carlos Reygadas in 1998, while he was living in Belgium. He used the format to learn the technical aspects of filmmaking. The material presented here is the best available in terms of picture and sound quality.