BOTCHAN / BOZO
2012, Colour, Japan, Focus on World Cinema (full length movies)
Original language : japanese
Subtitles language : english
Tatsushi Omori, Hidemori Tsuchiya
Shingo Mizusawa, Shouhei Uno, Yasushi Fuchikami, Ai Tamura
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Tomoyuki Kaji, 28, is socially inept and thoroughly lacking in self-confidence. "If you die, are you happy then?" he asks on the Internet. An employment agency sends him to work at a factory in Nagano where he meets Tanaka, a co-worker who suffers from narcolepsy. "To the stars, we're all alike," he muses, and the pair become fast friends. This is new territory for Kaji, and he is exhilarated. Out for a drive one night, they meet Yuri, a young girl who has fled the clutches of their co-worker, Okada. Charmed by Yuri, they attempt to protect her. But this isn't as simple as they imagine...
Born in 1970, son of actor and dancer Akaji Maro, Tatsushi Omori began making 8mm films while at university, and subsequently worked as an actor. He made his directing debut in 2005 with THE WHISPERING OF THE GODS, which showed at several international festivals. His other credits: A CROWD OF THREE (2010), TADA'S DO-IT-ALL HOUSE (2011), THE RAVINE OF GOODBYE (2013).
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