Film

Toad's Oil
FILM

Toad's Oil

ガマの油 (Gama no Abura)
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Toad’s Oil © 2009 Phantom Film Co., Ltd.

Focus on Koji Yakusho

Acclaimed actor Koji Yakusho directs and stars in the exquisite drama Toad's Oil. Yakusho's directorial debut follows an immature father's efforts to cure his family's woes after a terrible accident. Rich in magical realism and nostalgic memories, this humanist film approaches a devastating topic with light steps and visual novelty. Yakusho gathers together an interesting cast for his surrogate family, including hot young actor Eita (April Bride), Kobayashi Satomi (Glasses), and model Nikaido Fumi and K-1 champion Sawayashiki Junichi in their movie debuts.

Japan. 2009. 131 min., 35 mm, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Koji Yakusho. With Koji Yakusho, Satomi Kobayashi, Eita, Kaoru Yachigusa, Toru Masuoka.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012

Part of Focus on Koji Yakusho

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