OP PICTURES+FEST 2020 Films (October 16th – 29th)

OP PICTURES + Fes 2020

OP Pictures is back for another year and it comes in the middle of the Covid-19 OP Pictures Fest 2020 Posterpandemic, a time when intimacy is to be shunned lest the virus get you. These films were mostly made last year before Covid-19 went global and just before the actor Takuya Sakurai died (he appears in a number of these titles). These films are screening between October 16th – 29th at Theater Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Just like last two year’s events (2018 and 2019), this is a collection of pink films produced by Okura Movie and screened over a number of evenings and there is a selection of films from Hideo Jojo who I spoke to at this year’s Osaka Asian Film Festival due to the screening of his film On the Edge of Their Seats – you can find the interview here. A wonderful irony about this is that I have compiled this list of titles and I don’t think I’ll watch them myself but this list might prove useful to others.

It goes without saying that this stuff is NSFW so you have been warned.

Here’s a festival trailer, the films will follow below… 

Here are the films:

Abnormal Rodeo Blues

アブノーマル・ロデオ・ブルース Abuno-maru Rodeo Buru-su

Release Date: October 20th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Masaoki Hirota

Writer: Masaoki Hirota, Takayuki Imanara (Script), 

Starring: Miku Chibana, Kanna Shinozaki, Megumi Maeno, Hidenobu Abera, Tomoyuki Miura,

Website

Synopsis: When he was a teenager, Hideo was on the verge of making his breakthrough as an actor but due to an incident involving his friend Koji, he was forced to retire. Since then, he took over his parents’ car repair shop but then Koji reappears… 

Ossan to Watashi

おっさんとわたし Ossan to Watashi

Release Date: October 28th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Daisuke Yamanouchi

Writer: Daisuke Yamanouchi (Script), 

Starring: Sakura Kizuna, Yukine Sakuragi, Toko Namiki, Manzo Shinra, Yuuya Ishikawa,

Website

Apparently, Sakura Kizuna is retiring from making films and this is her last appearance.

Synopsis: A dandy old man named Misawa charms a woman named Mizuki and some other young women who find a mysterious but attractive quality to him. 

Female Fraudster Ren ~ Chase the Affair! ~

女詐欺師レン ~キケンな情事を追え!~ On’na sagi-shi ren ~ kiken’na jōji o oe! ~

Release Date: October 24th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Kenichi Fujiwara

Writer: Kenichi Fujiwara (Script), 

Starring: Nao Jinguji, Mako Okada, Riri Koda, Kentaro Shimazu, Sosuke Yamamoto,

Website 

Synopsis: Ren and her brother grew up without parents. They were taken under the wing of a fraudster named Ryozo. Ren’s brother worked as a host while Ren was trained as a fraudster. The target of Ryozo’s scam is a musician and a female manager but the situation becomes confused when yakuza become involved. 

Killer Tenant

キラー・テナント Kira- Tenanto

Release Date: October 27th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Takesehi Furusawa

Writer: Takesehi Furusawa (Script),

Starring: Yukine Sakuragi, Tsubaki Kato, Takeshi Furusawa, Waka Misono, Yuya Ishikawa,

Website

Synopsis: Murata gets dumped by his girl Chihiro and is forced to move out of his apartment due to being behind on the rent. He’s still in the place when another couple move in…

Koyoi, kiseki ga okiru onsen de.

今宵、奇跡が起きる温泉で。 Koyoi, kiseki ga okiru onsen de.

Release Date: October 26th, 2020

Duration: 97 mins.

Director: Tetsuye Takehora

Writer: Kosuke Komatsu (Script),

Starring: Ayumi Kimito, Chie Aragaki, Yuka Chiba, Noriaki Yoshida, Moe Sakura,

Website

Synopsis: Asuka and her boyfriend Tomorow visit a small hot spring inn which has memories of her late parents. Asuka is saddened by the loss of her parents and recalls a mysterious event that happened at the inn that is linked to a way to reunite with the dead…

Saikou no Bakayarou Aomori Junjou-hen

サイコウノバカヤロウ 青森純情編 Saikou no Bakayarou Aomori Junjou-hen

Release Date: October 24th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Tetsuye Takehora

Writer: Kosuke Komatsu (Script),

Starring: Nanami Kawakami, Shoko Kudo, Yui Tatsumi, Takuya Sakurai, Yoshitaka Hosokawa,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: A sequel to Saikou no Bakayarou, where Teru reeturns to his parents’ house in Aomori and reunites with his childhood friends Michio, who has returned from Tokyo, and Masami…

I Want to See Ayako Tachibana

橘アヤコは見られたい Tachibana Ayako wa Miraretai

Release Date: October 18th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Amane Sato

Writer: Amane Sato (Script),

Starring: Aika Yamagishi, Kohei Higashiyama, Ena Koume, Yuria Yoshine,

Website

Synopsis: Popular YouTubers Ayako and Keisuke Tachibana seem perfect and take equal credit for their uploads, but in reality their success is down to Ayako. Their relationship is strained when Keisuke has an affair with a woman named Yuko. Then, one day, Keisuke is informed that she has died. From that day onward, strange phenomenon began to occur around the couple…

Tawawana Tokimeki

たわわなときめき Tawawana Tokimeki

Release Date: October 21st, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Takeshi Furusawa

Writer: Takeshi Furusawa (Script),

Starring: Nanami Matsumoto, Miu Akemi, Toko Namiki, Keita Yamashina, Ryo Chiura, Yota Kawase,

Website

Synopsis: Film director Karen is invited by her childhood friend and famous film director Sudo to make a film in Mexico. Karen is surprised at the sudden invitation and is delighted but the situation becomes confused with the emergence of another friend, Aya. The day when Karen leaves for Mexico is approaching…

Nemuru Mori no Michiko

眠れる森のミチコ Nemuru Mori no Michiko

Release Date: October 18th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Yujiro Koseki

Writer: Hiroko Fukuzawa (Script), 

Starring: Mikako Abe, Saya Tanihana, Ayumi Kimito, Yoshitaka Hosokawa, Masamitsu Kani, Manzo Shinra,

Website

Synopsis: Tomoki is a young man who has failed in job hunting. He heads to a forest with the intention of committing suicide but encounters men in the forestry industry and decides that being a lumberjack is okay. This is where he meets an attractive young woman named Michiko, another person who came from Tokyo and left a totally different life behind. This life catches up to her when a young woman comes in search of Michiko…

Rubbing Dragon Big Breasts Death Game   

揉めよドラゴン 爆乳死亡遊戯 Momeyo doragon bakunyū shibo yugi

Release Date: October 16th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Hirohisa Sasaki

Writer: Hirohisa Sasaki (Script),

Starring: Marina Yuzuki, Karina Nishida, Nina Nishimura, Hiroshi Noda, Shinya Orikawa, Yuya Ishikawa, Yumi Yoshiyuki,

Website 

Synopsis: Satomi, Kaori, and Chinami, are three sisters who are dumped by a man at the same time and they decide to seek revenge. In order to do that, they engage in a little naughty training with an old master who teaches them the technique of making full use of their bodies in battle.

Montblanc Woman

モンブランの女 Monburan no Onna

Release Date: October 22nd, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Hidekazu Takahara

Writer: Hideki Shishido, Hidekazu Takahara (Script), Ayano Ukami (Original Novel)

Starring: Saki Okuda, Kana Suzuna, Eri Kato, Takashi Naha, Shota Kotaki,

Website

Synopsis: Reiko has escaped her former life and now lives alone and works as a convenience store worker in a small town. Her days are dull which gives her the time to pay attention to customers such as one man who always buys a montblanc whenever she sees him. She has given him the nickname, “Montblanc-san”. When Reiko encounters him one day, he is being beaten up and she impulsively helps. This event triggers the two lonely people to start living together, but he has a secret as well…

Gentle man <international version>

やさしい男 〈インターナショナル・バージョン〉 Yasashī otoko intānashonaru bājon

Release Date: October 23rd, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Daisuke Yamanouchi

Writer: Daisuke Yamanouchi (Script), Ayano Ukami (Original Novel)

Starring: Ririka Hoshikawa, Kurumi Tamaki, Toko Namiki, Hiroki Ando, Takuya Sakurai,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: A man working for a real estate agency goes to a stigmatised property (a building where someone died) with a customer and gets possessed by the spirit of a woman who had an accident there.

Hana to Numa

花と沼 Hana to Numa

Release Date: October 17th, 2020

Duration: N/A

Director: Hideo Jojo

Writer: Hideo Jojo (Script), 

Starring: Nana Nanaumi, Ayumi Kimito, Shijimi, Sosuke Yamamoto, Shishi Kubo,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: Ichika is an office lady who works for an electric appliance maker. She has a fetish for “disgusting” things that people dislike. Her company’s boss, Numata, is called “Kimohara” because everything he does is unpleasant, and he is shunned by all employees. Of course, Ichika is secretly excited by Numata’s feeling and decides to wiretap Numata’s favourite fountain pen.

Etsuraku Kosaten: Onna no ura ni deau toki

悦楽交差点 Etsuraku Kosaten

Release Date: August 21st, 2016

Duration: 70 mins.

Director: Hideo Jojo

Writer: Hideo Jojo (Script), 

Starring: Iori Kogawa, Ren Fukusaki, Moe Sakura, Takahito Asagi, Yasunori Tanaka,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: When a traffic surveyor lusts after a thin pretty woman with long hair, he begins to stalk despite having no idea if she is married or or has a husband. Well, she does have a hubby who is cheating on her. He has the photographs to prove it and drops them off into the mailbox of her home one day. A bizarre love takes root.

Licking Woman

舐める女 Nameru Onna

Release Date: August 21st, 2016

Duration: 70 mins.

Director: Hideo Jojo

Writer: Hideo Jojo (Script), 

Starring: Nana Nanami, Maki Aoyama, Megumi Tomizawa, Jun Sawamura, Takahito Asagi,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: Kaoru is married to Teruhiko and what excites her is odours. When a plumber gets sweaty while fixing her toilet, she gets super excited…

Hakobune no Onna-tachi

方舟の女たち Hakobune no Onna-tachi

Release Date: July 08th, 2017

Duration: 75 mins.

Director: Hideo Jojo

Writer: Hideo Jojo (Script), 

Starring: Airi Kijima, Makoto Takeuchi, Riko Matsui, Moe Sakura, Shijimi, Kaoru Yamashina,

Website IMDB

Synopsis: Three women who were involved in a molester case at the same time on a crowded train. Kimiko, a timid librarian, and Ryoko, a police officer chasing a molestation addict. Asami, an arrogant bank clerk. Their destiny begins to get entangled with each other. This work is a comical and warm depiction of the loneliness and sorrow of women living in modern times.

Koi no Buta   Koi no Buta Film Poster

恋の豚 Koi no Buta

Running Time: N/A

Release Date: August 25th, 2018

Director: Hideo Jojo

Writer: Hideo Jojo, Ai Suzuki (Screenplay),

Starring: Tomok0 Namiki, Yuri Hana, Umi Mitoma, Fumio Moriya, Kakumaru Yoshida, Sosuke Yamamoto, Keichan,

Website    IMDB

Synopsis: A large lady who likes food finds love with a skinny guy. 

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