Tokyo Playboy Club
東京プレイボーイクラブ (Tokyo Pureiboi Kurabu)
Saturday, July 14, 2012
East Coast Premiere
Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival
Katsutoshi (Nao Omori) gets himself in trouble at his temp job in a garage when he kills an obnoxious student with a wrench. He flees to Tokyo, where he shacks up with his friend Seikichi who runs a slimy night club, ironically called the "Tokyo Playboy Club." But even in the seediest, darkest corners of the Shinjuku area, and, in fact, anywhere Katsutoshi goes, trouble follows. Playing like a frantic Guy Ritchie film with occasional pit stops for ramen and the refueling of character and plot, Tokyo Playboy Club features a rich assortment of feral men, each vying to outdo his fellows. International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012 Tiger Award Competition. Tokyo Filmex 2011 Official Competition--Student Jury Prize.
Japan. 2011. 97 min., HD Cam, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yosuke Okuda. With Nao Omori, Ken Mituishi, Asami Usuda, Yasushi, Fuchikami.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
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