‘The Sea of Trees’: Watch the New International Trailer

Starring Matthew McConaughey

Following a glimpse of the film ahead of its Japanese release, the French opening has offered another preview from Gus Van Sant’s latest drama, The Sea of Trees.

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts, the movie follows a depressed American who heads to mysterious Aokigahara Forest around Mt. Fuji in order to end his life, only to run into a Japanese businessman along the way.

Roadside Attractions will bring The Sea of Trees to the U.S., but the film doesn’t have an official release date just yet. Check out the new international trailer below.

Wow. A nihilistic McConaughey on a mission to leave this planet.

Van Sant & Watanabe

Arthur Brennan (McConaughey) treks into Aokigahara, known as the Sea of Trees, a mysterious dense forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji where people go to contemplate life and death. Having found the perfect place to die, Arthur encounters Takumi Nakamura (Watanabe), a Japanese man who has also lost his way. The two men begin a journey of reflection and survival, which affirms Arthur’s will to live and reconnects him to his love with his wife (Watts).