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1998

Kaizokuban bootleg film

Bootleg Film

海賊版=BOOTLEG FILM

(c)MONKEY TOWN PRODUCTIONS

(c)MONKEY TOWN PRODUCTIONS

(c)MONKEY TOWN PRODUCTIONS

(c)MONKEY TOWN PRODUCTIONS

Release Date
December, 1st, 1999
Running Time
74 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Monochrome
Screening Format
35mm,HDCAM,DVD
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (35mm) French (35mm)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Monkey Town Productions

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Monkey Town Productions

[ Story ]

A road movie depicting the strange journey of two men connected to a woman who died. Kobayashi Masahiro wrote and directed the film which screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 52nd Cannes Film Festival.
Tatsuo (Emoto Akira), a yakuza about to loose his job, and Seiji (Shiina Kippei), a policeman, are good friends. Together they travel in a car headed to the funeral for Ayako (Tamaki) who was Seiji's wife and Tatsuo's lover. They enjoy sharing memories of Ayako, but as they reminisce on those days more and more, the two get in to a quarrel.

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

1998 Tokyo International Film Festival, Cinema Prism
1999 Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard
1999 Film From South Festival
2000 Goteborg Film Festival
2000 Brasilia International Film Festival

[ Contact (International) ]

MONKEY TOWN PRODUCTIONS
Rep: KOBAYASHI Masahiro
Attn: KOBAYASHI Naoko
E-mail: sarumachi@monkeytownproductions.com
http://www.monkeytownproductions.com

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