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The Woodsman and the Rain

[ キツツキと雨 ]

Director:Shuichi Okita


World Premiere

10/23 14:30- 10/26 10:30-

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129min Color | 2011  | Distributor in Japan : Kadokawa Pictures

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Two great stars appear together, Koji Yakusho of Babel, and Shun Oguri of Boys Over Flowers. A heartwarming story directed by Shuichi Okita, who moved all of Japan to laughter and tears with The Chef of the South Polar.


A lumberjack Katsu, lives in the mountains. When a film crew suddenly arrives to shoot a zombie movie, he finds himself roped into assisting them and frustrated by the pushy crew, including the young spineless Koichi. As it turns out, he's the twenty-five-year-old rookie director, struggling to handle the pressures and teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown. As an improbable friendship develops between the two, however, Katsu comes to see the joys of movies through the filmmaking, while Koichi gradually recovers his sense of self through his interactions with Katsu. Soon, their bond paves the way for an unusual collaboration.

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10/23 14:30 - 17:24 (129min.)

Q&A Greeting from the stage

Guest (tentative): Shuichi Okita(Director), Koji Yakusho(Actor), Shun Oguri(Actor)

Advance Tickets ¥1000(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1000(Tax included)

Special student admission tickets at the door: ¥500(Tax included)



10/26 10:30 - 13:09 (129min.)

Guest (tentative): Shuichi Okita(Director)

Advance Tickets ¥1000(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1000(Tax included)

Special student admission tickets at the door: ¥500(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (Seven-Eleven, CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Shuichi Okita

Born in 1977, Okita studied film at the Nihon University College of Art. His short film, Pots and Friends (2002), won the Grand Prize at the Mito Short Film Festival. His first feature, The Wonderful World, was released in 2006. After writing and directing TV dramas, he directed his second feature, The Chef of the South Polar (2009), which enjoyed a long theatrical run and earned him wide acclaim.

Director/Screenplay : Shuichi Okita
Executive Producer : Shinichiro Inoue
Executive Producer : Yasushi Shiina
Producer : Shiro Sasaki
Producer : Satoshi Arashi
Screenplay : Fumio Moriya
Cinematographer : Yuta Tsukinaga
Music : omu-tone
Theme Song : Gen Hoshino

Koji Yakusho
Shun Oguri
Kengo Kora
Asami Usuda
Masato Ibu
Tsutomu Yamazaki

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