Third Window Films Release Japanese American Culture Clash Comedy Sake-Bomb

Sake-Bomb                                 Third Window FIlms Sake-Bomb Release                                           

Running Time: 82 mins

UK Release Date: August 25th, 2014

Release Date: May 24th, 2014 (Japan)

Director: Junya Sakino

Writer: Jeff Mizushima (Screenplay),

Starring: Gaku Hamada. Eugene Kim, Marlane Barnes, Josh Brodis, Samatha Quan, Hiroyuki Watanabe

Third Window Films are going to release Sake-Bomb at the end of August. I saw Sake-Bomb and interviewed its director at last year’s Raindance Film Festival, well ahead of its release in Japan. I wasn’t totally enamoured with the film but it is well-done and other critics have loved it. Here are the details:

Naoto (Hamada) is a shy guy who just happens to have inherited a brewery. When his boss gives him a week off work, he heads to Los Angeles where he hooks up with his cousin Sebastian (Kim), a guy who hates Asian stereotypes and American attitudes to Asians. Sebastian is a bitter, self-deprecating wannabe Internet star from Los Angeles. He has recently been dumped by his girlfriend and on the look-out for someone new and so when Naoto rocks up in America to look for his lost love, Sebastian leads him on a road-trip. Hilarity ensues as cultures clash and they go on a journey both physical and metaphorical…

DVD Special Features

‘Yellow Curry on White Rice’ – Short Film, Interviews & stage Q&As with director Junya Sakino at the Raindance Film Festival, Trailer

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