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In 2015, a dystopian omnibus film by five young directors from Hong Kong titled “Ten Years” became an indie hit. Envisioning the deteriorating state of the city in a decade’s time, the film enraged Chinese authorities — and inspired “Ten Years” versions in Taiwan, Thailand and Japan.

Supervised by acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda (“Shoplifters”), “Ten Years Japan” also features five young directors and five versions of this country’s near future. Similar to the model on which the project is based, these future Japans are more chillingly possible than thrillingly fantastic — like a Japanese take on the sci-fi series “Black Mirror.” The segments are also sharp and to the point, if different in style. Unusual for an omnibus film, the quality level is consistently high.

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