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2012

Kueki ressha

The Drudgery Train

苦役列車

(c) 2012 Kueki Ressha Film Partners

(c) 2012 Kueki Ressha Film Partners

(c) 2012 Kueki Ressha Film Partners

(c) 2012 Kueki Ressha Film Partners

Release Date
July, 14th, 2012
Running Time
113 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm,DCP
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Subtitle
English

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

"Kueki Ressha" Film Partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

TOEI

[ Story ]

Japanese film industry leader Yamashita Nobuhiro directs this film adaptation of the Akutagawa Prize-winning novel by Nishimura Kenta. Depicts the doleful adolescence of a 19-year-old junior high school graduate who works as a physical laborer. Moriyama Mirai plays the role of protagonist Kitamachi Kanta, who is a projection of the novelist himself.
The year is 1986. Loner day-laborer Kanta (Moriyama) becomes friendly with Shoji (Kora Kengo), who he meets on the job, and Yasuko (Maeda Atsuko), who works at a nearby used book shop. However, Kanta's crotchety personality creates a fissure in the threesome.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.kueki.jp

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2012 Shanghai International Film Festival, Panorama
2012 Chicago International Film Festival, World Cinema

[ Contact (International) ]

Bitters End, Inc.
2F, 3-26-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Rep: SADAI Yuji
tel: +81 3 5774 0210
fax: +81 3 5774 0265
E-mail: international@bitters.co.jp
http://www.bitters.co.jp