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Nominated for Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award



Director:Eric Khoo


10/23 21:20- 10/26 20:10-

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96min Japanese, English Color | 2010 Singapore | 

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TATSUMI celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Eric Khoo’s animated feature brings the manga legend’s classic stories to the big screen for the first time.


In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi's passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family. Already published as a teenager, Tatsumi finds even greater inspiration after meeting his idol, the famous Osamu Tezuka. Despite his steady success, Tatsumi begins to question why Japanese comics should cater to children with cute and whimsical tales and drawings. In 1957, Tatsumi coins the term gekiga (dramatic pictures) and redefines manga by encouraging an alternative genre for adults. Tatsumi's work begins to grapple with the darker aspects of life…

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10/23 21:20 - 23:11 (96min.)

Greeting from the stage

Guest (tentative): Eric Khoo(Director/Producer), Tetsuya Bessho(Voice)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1300(Tax included)

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



10/26 20:10 - 21:46 (96min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1300(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.

Eric Khoo

Eric Khoo put Singapore on the international film map with his first feature film Mee Pok Man (1995). His second feature 12 Storeys (1997) was the first Singaporean film to participate in the Cannes Film Festival. Eric's third feature Be with Me was selected as the opening film for the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes 2005. Eric's My Magic was presented in competition at Cannes 2008.

Director/Producer : Eric Khoo
Creative Animation Director : Phil Mitchell
Supervising Animator : Rafael Bonifacio
Supervising Animator : Jebbie Barrios
Art Director : Widhi Saputro
Sound Director : Kazz
Music : Christopher Khoo
Music and Arrangement : Christine Sham
Produced : Tan Fong Cheng
Animation Producer : Esaf Andreas Sinaulan
Associate Producer : Masato Yamamoto
Producer : Freddie Yeo
Executive Producer : Mike Wiluan

Tetsuya Bessho
Yoshihiro Tatsumi

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