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2018

Nakimushi shottan no kiseki

The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan

泣き虫しょったんの奇跡

(c)2018 "The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan" Project Partners

(c)2018 "The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan" Project Partners

(c)2018 "The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan" Project Partners

(c)2018 "The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan" Project Partners

Release Date
September, 7th, 2018
Running Time
127 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (DCP)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

"The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan" Project Partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Tokyo Theatres

[ Story ]

The live-action adaptation of the autobiography of Segawa Shoji, a unique shogi (Japanese chess) player who left his white-collar job and turned pro at the age of thirty-five. It inspiringly depicts with rich emotion the comeback of a man who once failed at his dream. Director Toyoda Toshiaki, who himself once held shogi aspirations, teams up with lead actor Matsuda Ryuhei for the fourth time.
Shoji (Matsuda), called "Shottan", joined the Future Shogi Player Cultivation League, a professional shogi player training academy, at the age of fifteen. However, the league stipulates a player who does not rise to the 4th-dan by the age of twenty-six must withdraw from the league. As Shoji grows older, his losses mount under the strain.

[ Official Site ]

http://shottan-movie.jp

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2018 Montreal World Film Festival, Focus on World Cinema
2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2018 Hawaii International Film Festival

[ Contact (International) ]

WOWOW INC.
21F AKASAKA PARK Bldg., 5-2-20 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6121
Attn: TAKAGAWA Aya
tel: +81 3 4330 8169
fax: +81 3 4330 8166
E-mail: aya.takagawa@wowow.co.jp
http://www.wowow.co.jp

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