The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema

3 February to 29 March 2017

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Kabukicho Love Hotel

さよなら歌舞伎町 (Sayonara Kabukicho)

UK Premiere

A love hotel in Kabukicho, Tokyo’s well-known entertainment district conveniently conceals people with problems; a cleaner who lives with a criminal at large, a pimp and a girl who has run away from home. An ordinary day begins at this extraordinary hotel…

Directed by former ‘pink film’ director Ryuichi Hiroki (Vibrator) and starring Japan’s leading actors Shota Sometani and Atsuko Maeda, this bittersweet drama follows 24 hours in one of Tokyo’s love hotels, in which the dreams and desires of the hotel’s inhabitants intersect and collide.

猥雑な繁華街、新宿歌舞伎町のラブホテルの1日を通し、そこを利用する様々な男女の姿を描いた群集劇。ホテルの清掃員として働きながら傷害事件の時効成立を待つ女性、ヒモと家出少女など、訳ありの人々が集まるホテルで、それぞれの人間模様が展開していく。主演の染谷将太は2015年ニューヨーク・アジア映画祭のライジングスター賞を受賞している。

監督: 廣木隆一
出演: 染谷将太、前田敦子、南果歩

Distributor: Nikkatsu Corporation

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Starring: Shota Sometani, Atsuko Maeda, Kaho Minami
2014, 135 min, English subtitles

Images: © 2014 Kabukicho Love Hotel Film Partners. Gambit/Happinet

Showing at:

ICA
5 February 2017

QUAD
10 February 2017

HOME
11 February 2017

Watershed
20 February 2017

Filmhouse
27 March 2017

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