くそガキの告白 (Kusogaki no Kokuhaku)
Saturday, July 28, 2012
North American Premiere
In this angry romantic comedy, aspiring young filmmaker Daisuke (Hiroki Konno) attributes his continuous lack of success to his ugly physique. While a better-looking classmate is now an up-and-coming director, Daisuke is shooting a documentary that will neither bring him success nor satisfy his creative urges. As the film opens, Daisuke has hit rock bottom and is about to throw himself off a rooftop when he is interrupted by Momoko (Sayaka Tashiro), an aspiring actress who has landed a brief supporting role in the same production. Momoko reveals her own concerns about her performance and when Daisuke is able to successfully coach her, the two slowly become friends. Konno was given a Best Actor special mention at Yubari's Off Theater Competition. The Brat! also picked up the press-selected Cine-gar Award, as well as the Special Jury Prize.
Japan. 2012. 94 min. HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Taichi Suzuki. With Hiroki Konno, Sayaka Tashiro, Masato Tsujioka, Rika Imai, Haruka Nakagawa, Hiroshi Kitayama, Kenichi Takahashi, Tomiko Ishii.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
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