GLIDE, Gyakkou, Nare no Hate, Remote Detective Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend!

Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis in Due Date

I hope you are well.

This is the second trailer post of the week. The first one can be found here. In film terms I have watched Nightmare AlleyWorld on a WireSummer with Monika, and Tokyo Godfathers, the latter of which I will talk about on the Heroic Purgatory podcast. I am also watching Wolf’s Rain in honour of Keiko Nobumoto who passed away earlier this month.

What else was released this weekend?

GLIDE    GLIDE Film Poster

Release Date: December 17th, 2021

Duration: 72 mins.

Director: Tousa Suzuki

Writer: Tousa Suzuki, Moriya Nakata (Script), 

Starring: Kento Tsuzuo, Tsukasa, Yuta Ishiyama, Miki Aoyanagi, Michi Itayama, Rintaro Nagayama,

Website

This is the feature film debut of the young director Tosa Suzuki and it is set in Shibuya, where the director himself was born and raised.

Synopsis: Haruka and Yuki are two siblings who live modest lives in Shibuya. They get by on part-time and temp work but while older brother Haruka seems to be fine with this lifestyle, younger sister, Yuki, begins to have doubts about her current life. 

Gyakkou    Gyakkou Film Poster

逆光 Gyakkou

Release Date: December 18th, 2021

Duration: 62 mins.

Director: Ren Sudo

Writer: Aya Watanabe (Script), Aya Watanabe, Ren Sudo (Original Novel),

Starring: Ren Sudo, Haya Nakazaki, Eriko Tomiyama, Aki Kigoshi, SO-RI, Kazunori Mimura,

Website

Synopsis: Onomichi, Hiroshima in the 1970s, Akira, a 22-year-old college student, has returned to his parents’ house with Yoshioka, an older student whom he likes. The two guys need something to do and so Akira asks his childhood friend Mie to hang out with them and to bring a girl along to. When Yoshioka takes an interest in the girls, it seems to make Akira jealous… 

Nare no Hate    Nare no Hate Documentary Film Poster

なれのはて Nare no Hate

Release Date: December 18th, 2021

Duration: 120 mins.

Director: Tsuyoshi Kumeta

Writer: N/A

Starring: N/A

Website

Synopsis: This documentary takes us into Manila’s poor districts where elderly Japanese men who once worked in Japan as police officers, gangsters, security company employees, truck drivers, etc., have decamped to instead of living out their days in Japan. We see the daily lives of four elderly men and the people in the area. 

Remote Detective    Remote Detective Film Poster

リモート探偵 Rimo-to Tantei

Release Date: December 19th, 2021

Duration: 33 mins.

Director: Seiji Chiba

Writer: Seiji Chiba (Script/Original Story)

Starring: Ryutaro Akazawa, Saki Ootama, Shota Matsuda, Hiroyuki Motoi, Yuichiro Hirose,

Website

No trailer

Synopsis: Kaita is a lazy guy who works from home in the apartment that his father has left in his care while he works overseas. Kaita’s job is working as a researcher for a TV station and while he enjoys the job, when he gets a proposal from a colleague to work as a remote detective together SNS friend, he finds a case that piques his interest more.

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