Japanese Film Showing - Fall Fuy
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|Thu 28 Apr ’11, 7:30pm||
Where: University of Auckland, 24 Princes St, Auckland
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: JapaneseConsulate
Join us for the 2011 Japanese film evenings! All films are held at the University of Auckland Library Building Lecture Theatre 109-B15 and the University of Waikato, Lecture Theatre 3. We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.
April film: "Fall Guy" (Comedy drama, 1983, 108min. M. Director: Kinji Fukasaku)
Comedy from the director of Battle Royale.
Winner of five awards from the Japanese Academy, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress, internationally acclaimed director Kinji Fukasaku’s “Fall Guy” is a moving love story and a heartfelt valentine to the movies.
Ginshiro is, a vain and selfish actor whose stardom is threatened by rising star Tachibana. In a desperate bid to burnish his image, Ginshiro compels a devoted member of his entourage, Yasu, to marry Ginshiro’s pregnant mistress, Konatsu.
To support his new wife, the devoted Yasu becomes a stunt man, performing increasingly dangerous stunts. Konatsu is torn between Yasu and Ginshiro, who compels his loyal disciple to perform a death-defying stunt that could save the film and Ginshiro’s career.
Admission free! No booking required. All welcome.
Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Auckland, The University of Waikato, and The Japan Culture Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation).