by Eiichiro HASUMI
Mikako is new at Tobata Junior High and finds herself coaching the male volleyball team. The pubescent boys are actually quite interested in round things, however not the kind usually found in sports. In fact only the promise of seeing their teacher’s breasts can spur their zeal to practice. It remains to be seen what the head of school has to say to these kinds of teaching methods.
Japan 2009, 35mm, 102 min, Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Eiichiro HASUMI
Writer: Yoshikazu OKADA based on a novel by Munenori MIZUNO
Director of photography: Hiromitsu NISHIMURA
Music: Naoki SATO
World sales: NTV
Cast: Haruka AYASE, Munetaka AOKI, Toru NAKAMURA, Haruki KIMURA, Kento TAKAHASHI
About the director: Eiichiro HASUMI, born in 1967, works in film and television. His previous movies invariably focused on (real) men. OPPAI VOLLEYBALL marks his first film featuring a woman as main protagonist.
Filmography: 2004 Sea Monkey (Umizaru); 2005 The all out Nine (Gyakkyo nine); 2006 Limit of Love: Umizaru; 2008 The Silver Season (Gin iro no shizun); 2010 Umizaru 3: The Last Message
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Sunday, April 18, 2:30 p.m. Festival Centre
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