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Lowlife Love
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Lowlife Love

下衆の愛 (Gesu no Ai)
Friday, July 15, 8:30 PM

Lowlife Love © Third Window Films.

FEATURE SLATE

North American Premiere

Introduction and Q&A with director Eiji Uchida, star Denden, and producer Adam Torel

Director Eiji Uchida's follow-up to Greatful Dead (JAPAN CUTS 2014) is a relentlessly cynical black comedy that takes a look under the rug of the Japanese film industry, where scheming lowlife producers, filmmakers and actors get by through exploitation and intimidation. The biggest lowlife is Tetsuo (Kiyohiko Shibukawa), who made a minor indie hit many years ago but has since then coasted by shooting cheap pornos for cash and half-heartedly running an acting workshop where he sexually harasses newbie actresses. When two talented new students sign up for his workshop, however, one with an exciting original script and the other with star potential, Tetsuo sees an opportunity and makes plans for his comeback.

2016. 105 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Eiji Uchida. With Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Denden, Shugo Oshinari, Maya Okano, Chika Uchida, Kanji Furutachi.

Official Selection, 2016 Film Festival Rotterdam.

18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age and older.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2016.
 
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