Opening Film for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Ryota is a deadbeat father struggling to make ends meet. Though he claims to be gathering inspiration for his next novel, Ryota has spent the past fifteen years working as a private detective. Most of his earnings fuel his gambling addiction, leaving...
The year is 1948: it’s been three years since Nobuko’s son, Koji, has been declared missing after the atomic bomb fell on Nagasaki. Nobuko has been praying for her son’s return ever since but each passing year sees no news of him. On the third anniversary of the bombing, Nobuko...
  Seto and Utsumi seem like unlikely friends at first glance: Seto is a simple-minded teen who’s only good at soccer, while Utsumi is a brainy, anti-social loner. Seto ditches soccer in order to hang out with Utsumi and, in the end, that’s all they do: hang out by the...
  In honour of their deceased Master Shinsei, Defunetei Rakugo Troupe is holding a special rakugo show (traditional Japanese sit-down comedy). However, one of their members, Shintoto, is missing and their major sponsor insists that Shintoto must perform his famous “Pop-Eyed Goldfish” routine or risk losing her support. The responsibility of finding...
  Takuji Kameoka is a lonely 37-year-old veteran actor who has never had a big break despite being high praised by directors and his co-actors. Is he really just a luckless actor, or an accidental genius thespian? Juggling film shoots and auditions, Kameoka spends his time drifting from one day...
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