- Thursday, June 4, 18:00 Mal Seh’n Kino
- Saturday, June 6, 14:30 Mousonturm Saal
Otoko no issho
- Japan 2015, DCP, 119 Min., Japanese with English subtitles, FSK 12
- Director: Ryuichi HIROKI
- Script: Hiroshi SAITO based on a manga by Keiko NISHI
- Production: Otoko no issho Production Committee
- Camera: Atsuhiro NABESHIMA
- Music: Koji ENDO
- World sales: TBS
- Cast: Nana EIKURA, Etsushi TOYOKAWA, Osamu MUKAI, Sakura ANDO, Tomoya MAENO
- German premiere in the presence of the director
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
How many times have you dreamed of having a romantic relationship with your late grandmother’s ex-lover? Sounds a bit weird? No wonder then that Tsugumi is hesitant about Jun’s advances. But can she really fend off his awkward charm forever? Ryuichi HIROKI, the grandmaster of Japanese melodrama, once more combines an unusual plot with humor and compassion for his characters.
Ryuichi HIROKI was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1954 and learned his trade as a filmmaker in the Pink Film genre. Within Japanese cinema, he is considered to be one of the experts for sophisticated romance films. In 1982, he received a stipend from Sundance Institute and made his feature film debut SEIGYAKU!. International recognition came in 2003 with VIBRATOR.
1982 Seigyaku! (Seigyaku! – Onna no abaku); 2000 Tokyo Trash Baby (Tokyo gomi onna / NC ’02); 2003 Vibrator; 2006 It’s Only Talk (Yawarakai seikatsu / NC ’06); 2011 The Egoists (Keibetsu / NC ’12) / River (NC ’12); 2013 Yellow Elephant (Kiiroi zo / NC ’13) / Crying 100 Times – Every Raindrop Falls (100 kai naku koto/NC ’14)