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Hit Me Anyone One More Time

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Awards:

Film Festivals:

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
San Diego Asian Film Festival

 

 
Synopsis:

Koki Mitani (The Magic Hour, Galaxy Turnpike) is regarded by many as Japan’s master of film comedies, numerous of which originated in the theatre. His latest project, a political comedy about a prime minister who loses his memory, is more than set to cement his reputation. The film stars Kiichi Nakai (47 Ronin, Warriors of Heaven and Earth), model, musician and actor Dean Fujioka (Summer’s Tale) and essayist and actress Yuriko Ishida (Princess Mononoke).

 

Keisuke Kuroda (Nakai) wakes up in a hospital bed and is unable to remember who he is. Sneaking out of the hospital, he happens to see the television news which reveals him as Japan’s prime minister, albeit with the lowest-ever approval rating. It turns out that his memory loss is the result of being hit by a rock when making a speech. When he arrives at his official residence the only people who know of his amnesia are his three secretaries and he even hides it from his wife (Ishida). But now he must get back to business and begins to think about making changes to his country. 

 

 

 
Cast:

Kiichi Nakai, Dean Fujioka, Yuriko Ishida, Masao Kusakari, Koichi Sato

Director: Koki Mitani
Duration (min) : 127 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan and China

Japan

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Samurai Shifters

(引っ越し大名)

 

 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film
Japanese Film Festival Australia
Japanese Film Festival India
Japanese Film Festival Kuala Lumpur
Japannual Japanese Film Festival Vienna
Tokyo International Film Festival

 

 
Synopsis:

This period comedy about maltreated samurai frantically trying to keep up with the reckless requests of their lord is an adaptation of an historical novel by Akihiro Dobashi who also wrote the highly successful Samurai Hustle. The quirky laffer is directed by Isshin Inudo (The Floating Castle, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) and stars singer and actor Gen Hoshino (Why Don’t You Play in Hell?), Issey Takahashi (The Lies She Loved) and Mitsuki Takahata (Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura).

 

Naonori Matsudaira is an unfortunate lord who is forced to move – at great expense – across Japan from west to east seven times. The strain of these repeated relocations takes its toll and after he dies, his mantle is inherited by the ineffectual Shunnosuke Katagiri (Hoshino). With no money, experience or manpower Katagiri is forced to relocate himself and his people thousands of kilometres away and if he puts one foot wrong he can be ordered to commit ritual suicide. As a result he seeks the aid of his childhood friend Takamura (Takahashi) and the beautiful but headstrong Oran (Takahata). 

 

 

 
Cast:

Gen Hoshino, Issey Takahashi, Mitsuki Takahata

Director: Isshin Inudo
Duration (min) : 120 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, History
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan 

Japan

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Fable

(ザ・ファブル)

 

 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Shanghai Film Festival
Toronto Japanese Film Festival
New York Asian Film Festival
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival
Fantasia International Film Festival

Awards:

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival – Best Asian Film
Fantasia Film Festival – Action Award (Outstanding Action Movie)

 

 
Synopsis:

The comedy The Fable is built on the premise that your offbeat neighbour might actually be an assassin on vacation. The film, which is based on the manga series of the same name by Katsuhisa Minami, is directed by the award-winning Kan Eguchi (Riding Uphill, Gachi-Boshi) and stars actor and founding member of the highly successful boy band V6 Junichi Okada (Tokyo Tower), Jiro Sato (The Samurai I Loved) and Fumino Kimura (Reminiscence).

 

As his nickname implies, The Fable (Okada) is an enigmatic assassin who terrorises the underworld. The overworked killer gets an order from his boss: “Live the life of a normal man for one year. Kill anyone during your vacation and I kill you.” Going incognito for a year The Fable is given a new name and a female partner (Kimura). They start their new lives as brother and sister with part-time jobs and a pet parakeet. The assassin begins to enjoy a normal existence but it appears trouble is about to come looking for him. 

 

 

 
Cast:

Junichi Okada, Fumino Kimura

Director: Kan Eguchi
Duration (min) : 123 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bento Harassment

(今日も嫌がらせ弁当)

 

 

Synopsis:

Bento Harassmentis the film version of a highly popular Japanese blog by single mother Kaori which was gathered together in an essay which sold over 200,000 copies. The film is directed by Renpei Tsukamoto (Reon, One Missed Call 2) and stars singer and actress Ryoko Shinohara (Red Shadow, Kamikaze Girls) and Kyoko Yoshine (Kasane: Beauty and Fate, Sunflower on the Hill).

 

Hachijojima, a small Japanese island with beautiful blue waters and lush green mountains, is home to a single mother (Shinohara) and her high school daughter (Yoshine) who is going through a rebellious phase. The girl, who used to gladly refer to her parent as “mummy”, now totally ignores her and does not even answer when spoken to. The exasperated mother seeks revenge by using bentos, Japanese home-made lunch boxes, as her weapon.  For three long years she sends her teenage daughter to school with bentos denoted by cute mascots and accompanied by sweet messages in order to embarrass her. The daughter is appalled but gradually their bond deepens.

 

 

 
Cast:

Ryoko Shinohara, Kyoko Yoshine

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto
Duration (min) :

106 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Family

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan 

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kakegurui The Movie

(映画 賭ケグル)

 

 
Synopsis:

The drama Kakegurui is a Japanese film adaptation of a manga series of the same name by Homura Kawamoto. Dealing with the topic of compulsive gambling the film is directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (The Handsome Suit, No Longer Heroine) and features Minami Hamabe who rose to fame with Let Me Eat Your Pancreas and Mahiro Takasugi who is best known from the Kamen Rider series.

 

The Hyakkaoh Private Academy is an elite school for the rich which has a particularly peculiar tradition – it is primarily focused on on gambling and the student council oversees all gambling activities. A transfer student Yumeko Jabami (Hamabe) arrives and although she gives a graceful impression, she is in fact a compulsive gambler. She finds pleasure in taking risks and thus becomes involved in the most intense gambling battle ever in order to win a position on the school’s student council. 

 

 

 
Cast:

Minami Hamabe, Mahiro Takasugi, Aoi Morikawa, Elaiza Ikeda

Director: Tsutomu Hanabusa
Duration (min) :

119 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama

Language:

Japanese

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2019