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2008

Gama no abura

Toad's Oil

ガマの油

(c)2008 "Toad's Oil" Production Committee

(c)2008 "Toad's Oil" Production Committee

(c)2008 "Toad's Oil" Production Committee

(c)2008 "Toad's Oil" Production Committee

Release Date
June, 6th, 2009
Running Time
131 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby Surround

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

"Toad"s Oil" Production Committee

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

PHANTOM FILM

[ Story ]

The directorial debut of actor Yakusho Koji, known for his roles in Hollywood films such as Memoirs of a Geisha and Babel. A fantastical drama employing an abundance of brilliant colors in the imagery, it takes up the theme of the toad oil peddling, which is a form of traditional Japanese street performance.
Takuro (Yakusho), a day trader who claims he makes millions of dollars per day, enjoys a happy life with his loving wife (Kobayashi Satomi) and his son Takuya (Eita), but one day, Takuya encounters a traffic accident. Unable to tell the truth to Takuya's girlfriend Hikari (Nikaido Fumi), Takuro answers a cell phone call from her; without thinking, he pretends to be Takuya and tells her that he is at the Tanegashima Space Center, pursuing his dream to become an astronaut. Takuro leaves on a trip to spread his son's ashes in the hills, and he recalls a childhood encounter with a toad oil peddler (Masuoka Toru). If he had some toad oil, which is said to quickly heal any wound, couldn't he heal the wound in his heart?

[ Official Site ]

http://gama-movie.com/

[ Contact (International) ]

For further contact details, please contact UNIJAPAN -> [ Contact ]

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