East Side Stories

Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth

31 January to 27 March 2014

Belfast
Bristol
Dundee
Edinburgh

London
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nottingham
Sheffield

Love Strikes!
(モテキ / Moteki)

Nerdy, diffident and pop culture-loving blogger Yukiyo (Mirai Moriyama) finds himself all of a sudden more popular with girls. Overpowered by the surge of interest, Yukiyo finds himself in an out-of-control situation in this madcap romantic comedy. Based on the hit TV-drama of the same name, it is packed full of J-pop and karaoke sequences to enjoy!

久保ミツロウの原作漫画、テレビ・ドラマ化作品、そして映画化作品のすべてが日本で大ヒットし、流行語にまでなった「モテキ」。社会的適応力が低いがために仕事も恋も上手くいかない主人公が、異性との出会いが急激に増える人生2度目の「モテ期」に突入。思わぬ展開に当惑しながらも、多くの試練や失敗を通して成長を遂げていく青年を森山未來がコミカルに演じる。

Director Hitoshi Ohne and actor Mirai Moriyama will be present at the following screenings:

ICA, London – 2 February 2014, 6.00pm
ICA, London – 5 February 2014, 8.30pm

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Director: Hitoshi Ohne
Mirai Moriyama, Masami Nagasawa, Kumiko Aso, Riisa Naka, Yoko Maki
2011/118min/English subtitles

© 2011 TOHO / TV TOKYO / DENTSU / KODANSHA / SME / Crescendo / PARCO / Yahoo! JAPAN / TV OSAKA / TV AICHI

Showing at:

ICA
14–14 February 2005

Tyneside Cinema
14 February 2009

Showroom Cinema
14 March 2009

Watershed
14 February 2015

Dundee Contemporary Arts
14 March 2015

Queen's Film Theatre
14 February 2023

Broadway
14 March 2026