(Kaiji - Jinsei gyakuten game)
by Toya SATO
Kaiji is a deadbeat job hopper living hand to mouth. One day a loan company tells him that he has to pay 2.02 million yen for a debt he casually cosigned for a friend at work, who is now missing. The company invites Kaiji to board a ship where he can clear the debt overnight. He must play a mysterious game that will change his life.
Japan 2009, 35mm, 129 min, Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Toya SATO
Script: Mika OMORI nach einem Manga von Nobuyuki FUKUMOTO
Production: Kodansha, NTV
Director of photography: Katsumi YANAGIJIMA
Music: Yugo KANNO, YUI
World sales: NTV
Cast: Tatsuya FUJIWARA, Yuki AMAMI, Taro YAMAMOTO, Ken MITSUISHI, Ken’ichi MATSUYAMA
About the director: Toya SATO, born 1959, began his film career working as a director on several TV Dramas. In 2009 he shot his feature film debut GOKUSEN: THE MOVIE - an adaptation of the TV show by the same name.
Filmography: 2009 Gokusen: The Movie
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Sunday, April 18, 12:00 noon Festival Centre
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