The Kanmon Strait

The Kanmon Strait is the story of Curt, a Canadian who, as hundreds of thousands of North Americans have, goes to Japan to teach English. But also to lose himself in an exotic place, to escape his destiny as an administrative assistant in Winnipeg, to transform himself into somebody new.

At a shrine, when he accidentally interferes in a Shinto ceremony, he meets Eriko, a hip local artist also looking for a way to redefine herself, to escape the narrow destiny that her family has planned for her.

By interfering in the ceremony, they have unwittingly awakened a whole host of ancient Japanese ghosts and apparitions who set about haunting them. Scared as hell, and running for their lives, they fall in love with one another, and try to figure out why they are being pursued, try to stop it.

But the ghostworld has other plans for them, and leads them step by step to replay an ancient battle in the Kanmon Strait, where one of them must die at the hands of the other.

Development Partners: The Movie Network, Movie Central, Manitoba Film and Music