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2002

Chicken Heart

Chicken Heart

チキン・ハート

(c) 2002 Bandai Visual, Tokyo FM, Television Tokyo and Office Kitano

(c) 2002 Bandai Visual, Tokyo FM, Television Tokyo and Office Kitano

(c) 2002 Bandai Visual, Tokyo FM, Television Tokyo and Office Kitano

(c) 2002 Bandai Visual, Tokyo FM, Television Tokyo and Office Kitano

Release Date
August, 3rd, 2002
Running Time
105 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

BANDAI VISUAL, Tokyo FM Broadcasting, TV TOKYO, OFFICE KITANO

[ Story ]

Former boxer Iwano (Ikeuchi Hiroyuki), teamed up with Sada (Imawano Kiyoshiro) and Maru (Matsuo Suzuki), who live in the same apartment building, makes his daily living as a punching bag for drunken businessmen in some corner of the amusement quarters. The three have continuously avoided putting themselves in a situation that could tie them down, especially Iwano, who is totally clueless about what he wants to do with his life. One day, they receive notice that their apartment building will be torn down. As a compensation for the eviction, their remaining rent is considered as settled. Having lost their place to live, the three each try to find their way. Sada prepares to set out on the carefree journey he always dreamed of, and Maru finds a decent job in spite of his bungling. Iwano, on the other hand, can't manage even the slightest progress. Then, through some small woman trouble, Iwano gradually starts to open up a way for himself.
After being, among other things, assistant director for Kitano Takeshi, Shimizu Hiroshi received the Special Ecumenical Prize at the Locarno Film Festival for his debut film, Ikinai. This is his second film.

[ Contact (International) ]

OFFICE KITANO INC.
Film Production Division

5F, 5-4-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Rep: MORI Masayuki
Attn: NAKAHASHI Aya, NAKANO Junichi
tel: +81 3 5572 7099
fax: +81 3 3589 0667
http://www.office-kitano.co.jp