Biographical, Period

Dynamite Graffiti


Directed by: Masanori Tominaga
2018 / 138 minutes / Strictly 18+


“It’s not all peachy for a pornographer”

Screened as part of JFF 2018.

People say that childhood experiences have an impact on the choices you make in life, and when your mother is caught having an affair, then kills herself and her lover with dynamite, it can be safely assumed that it will leave a lasting impression that will trickle into all aspects of your life. Dynamite Graffiti is a biopic about the legendary erotic magazine editor Akira Suei. It follows Suei (Tasuku Emoto) through his humble beginnings as a graphic design student, to his constant struggles against censorship in 70’s and 80’s Japan.

2018 New York Asian Film Festival – Opening Film

Friday 16th November

Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney

Friday 23rd November

ACMI, Melbourne

Screens in: Sydney and Melbourne

Director: Masanori Tominaga

Original Story: Akira Suei

Screenplay: Masanori Tominaga

Producer: Asako Nishikawa and Toshikazu Nishigaya

Executive Producer: Kenji Hamada

Cast: Tasuku Emoto, Atsuko Maeda, Toko Miura, Kazunobu Mineta, Yutaka Matsushige, Jun Murakami and Machiko Ono

Genre: Biographical, Period

Format: DCP colour