Free Japanese film showing – July 2013 “Nowhere man”

今週[こんしゅう]の木曜日[もくようび]、また映画[えいが]を上映[じょうえい]します。これは、これまでワイカト大学[だいがく]で一度[いちど]も上映[じょうえい]したことがありません。主演[しゅえん](= the main role)、そして監督[かんとく](= director)の竹中[たけなか]直人[なおと]さんはとてもユニークな人[ひと]で、日本[にほん]で人気[にんき]があります。


FREE Japanese film showing 2013 – “Nowhere Man” 『無能の人』

Date: Thursday 18 July 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: L3

Director: Naoto Takenaka
Cast: Naoto Takenaka, Jun Fubuki, Kotaro Santo
1991 | 107 min | PG

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at Venice Film Festival in 1991.

Best-known in the west for his scene-stealing performance as a obsessive cha-cha enthusiast in the 1996 hit film Shall We Dance, Naoto Takenaka is also a respected filmmaker in his own right, crafting such domestically praised works as 119 and Tokyo Biyori. Takenaka’s directorial debut, Muno no Hito concerns a down-and-out cartoonist who turns to an unlikely vocation when his comic book gig goes sour.
The film focuses on manga artist Sukezo Sukegawa, who, after his chosen career tanks and successive business enterprises go south, turns to selling rocks — polished rocks, rocks that look like Mount Fuji and the like. From a cost perspective, his new profession is literally dirt-cheap. This film based on a cult manga by Yoshiharu Tsuge won the 1991 FIPRESCI prize in the 1991 Venice Film Festival.

FREE Admission!
No booking required!
English subtitles!


Presented by Consulate-General of Japan at Auckland, The University of Waikato and The Japan Foundation

Any inquiries? Please contact Diane Kenning at School of Arts at 838 4932

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