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2004

Osoihito

LATE BLOOMER

おそいひと

(c)2004SHIMA FILMS

(c)2004SHIMA FILMS

(c)2004SHIMA FILMS

(c)2004SHIMA FILMS

Release Date
December, 1st, 2007
Running Time
83 min
Genre
Drama , Feature , Feature
Color
Part Color
Screening Format
35mm
Sound Processing
Stereo

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHIMA FILMS

[ Story ]

Sumida Masakiyo is a severely-disabled man who lives an independent life with the help of an electric wheelchair, voice machine, and a carer. Using his real name, Sumida exerts himself to act the role of the "attacker Sumida". Sumida is leading a peaceful life in the good company of a musician Take (Hotta Naozo), a carer as well as a good listener, when a college student, Nobuko (Torii Mari), wishing to gain some experience of care, appears. Sumida becomes attracted to Nobuko, but a feeling of discomfort, which he finds hard to come to terms with, develops in him and gradually he surrenders himself to insanity. Sumida commits a string of killings, and the story converges towards a bloody ending.
Directed by Shibata Go, whose debut work NN-891102 was screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2000 and the Sonar in the same year. Late Bloomer, which took over five years to create, was shown at various film festivals, including TOKYOFILMeX 2005, Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2005, with high accreditation abroad, before a triumphant premiere in Japan.

[ Official Site ]

http://osoihito.jp

[ Premiere ]

World Premiere: TOKYO FILMeX 2004

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

Febiofest International Film, TV and Video Festival 2006
Brussels International Festival of Fantasy, Thriller & Science-Fiction Films 2006
MostraMundo The Moving Image Festival 2005
Hawaii International Film Festival 2005 Cause & f(x) Dream Digital Award
The Montreal Festival of New Cinema 2005
Films from the South Festival 2005
Raindance Festival 2005
Helsinki Intl Film Festival-Love & Anarchy 2005
Umea International Film Festival 2005
Auckland International Film Festival 2005
Wellington Film Festival 2005
REAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL 2005
NY Asian Film Festival 2005
Philadelphia International Film Festival 2005
Nippon Connection on tour in Leipzig 2005
International Film Festival Rottermdam 2005
TOKYO FILMeX2004

[ Contact (International) ]

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