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2002

Aiki

Aiki

AIKI

(c) 2002 AIKI Production committee

(c) 2002 AIKI Production committee

(c) 2002 AIKI Production committee

(c) 2002 AIKI Production committee

Release Date
November, 30th, 2002
Running Time
119 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NIKKATSU, VAP, Eisei Gekijo, KOBI, IMAGICA, Rentrak Japan, Caprice Bridge

[ Story ]

The director Tengan Daisuke is Imamura Shohei's son and has collaborated on the screenplays of all of Imamura's films since The Eel. Ashihara Taichi (Kato Haruhiko) is a boxer aiming for the newcomer's championship, but a motorcycle accident leaves his lower body paralyzed. His dreams are shattered. He is unable to find a job, and can see no clear goal for the future ahead. A coincidence leads him to a job as a street peddler and Samako (Tomosaka Rie), who he meets at the night market. Motivated to face a new challenge, he visits the training gyms of various combat sports, but is turned down by all of them. One day, Taichi goes to see Samako at a Shinto shrine, and becomes fascinated with Aiki Jujutsu, a school of Aikido. The master, Hiraishi (Ishibashi Ryo), receives the newcomer warmly. Taichi begins to think of his wheelchair as a part of his body, and makes gradual progress. However, Samako suddenly disappears after getting caught up in some trouble. Hiraishi offers the dazed Taichi a chance to participate in a formal Aiki presentation at a foreign embassy. Presenting a fine performance and rewarded by a solid sense of confidence, Taichi decides to embark on a journey in search of Samako.

[ Contact (International) ]

Nikkatsu Corporation
International Sales

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