Archive of films Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! / Funukedomo, kanashimino ai wo misero

Japan
2007, 112 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2007

The surrealistic world of Japanese manga horror comics comes to life in the dramatic meeting of three siblings. The selfish Sumiko arrives for her parents’ funeral from Tokyo and harshly intervenes in the lives of her younger sister Kiyomi and stepbrother Shinji. Each of them tries to find the meaning of life and love in their own way.


Synopsis

A one-horse town in central Japan does not look like the kind of place where passions would flare. Nonetheless, set to the backdrop of the traditional, rustic scenery, a drama of love and hate plays out that reflects the surrealistic world of Japanese manga horror comics. The eccentric and selfish Sumika, who lives in Tokyo and wants to be an actress, arrives for the funeral of her parents, who have tragically died. Her younger sister Kiyomi, a talented cartoonist, is overtly afraid of her, and her stepbrother, Shinji, who has married an orphan named Machiko, is nervous and guarded around her. Each member of this dysfunctional family tries to find the meaning of life and love in their own way – but will they succeed? Shades of black humour mingle in the dialogues and actions of the individual characters; the drama of the past and conflicts of the present come to life in the comics caricatures, uncovering a bloody family strife and a collision of self-love.

About the director

Daihachi Yoshida (b. 1963, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan) has been working as an advertising director for more than 18 years. He has done several hundred commercials and won a number of awards in Cannes, New York, and at AdFest Asia Pacific among others, and is considered a first-class director in the advertising world. He has also shot music videos, television dramas, and shorts, of which we could name Every Boy Loves an Airplane (Otokonoko wa mninna hikoki ga suki, 2002) and Micuwa (2003). Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!, which is based on Yukiko Motoya’s novel of the same name, is his feature directorial debut and was presented in the 46th International Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2007.

Contacts

Phantom Film Co. LTD
, 151 0051, Tokyo
Japan
Tel: +81 3 577 120 45
Fax: +81 3 577 120 46
E-mail: sakumi@phantom-film.com
www: www.phantom-film.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Another View
   
Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Screenplay: Daihachi Yoshida podle románu / based on the novel by Yukiko Motoya
Dir. of Photography: Shoichi Ato, Atsushi Ozawa
Music: Soichiro Suzuki
Editor: Kumi Okada
Producer: Shuji Kakimoto, Keisuke Konishi, Yutaka Suzuki
Production: Monster Films
Cast: Eriko Sato, Aimi Satsukawa, Hiromi Nagasaku, Masatoshi Nagase
Contact: Phantom Film Co. LTD
   
www: www.funuke.com
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