Part of the 2014 season: East Side Stories

The Drudgery Train

苦役列車 / Kueki ressha

Director Nobuhiro Yamashita

Cast Mirai Moriyama, Kengo Kora, Atsuko Maeda, Makita Sports, Tomorowo Taguchi

2012/105min/English subtitles

19-year-old dropout Kanta (Mirai Moriyama) lives a hopelessly destitute life, fuelled by alcohol and peep-shows, in Japan’s bubble era. After befriending colleague Shoji and landing a date with used-book shop worker Yasuko, the unlikely bookworm Kanta appears to be moving in the right direction, only to discover life is not as easy as he thought.


Actor Mirai Moriyama will be present at the following screening:

ICA, London – 4 February 2014, 9.00pm


Past screenings