26.9. - 5.10.2019

Bashing Japan 2005 | 82 min | OV | | FF 2005

Masahiro Kobayashi

Masahiro Kobayashi (*1954)worked as folksinger and scriptwriter beforehe made his first film as director and producerin 1996. His films are regulars at FilmfestHamburg.

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Japanese aid worker Yoko is taken hostage in Iraq. She is eventually liberated, but on her return to Japan she is accused of egoism and comes under fire for getting Japan involved. Director Masahiro Kobayashi explains: “One could call Japanese society provincial”. If someone steps out of line, they’ll be branded. Films like “Bashing” prove that there’s a vibrant scene away from the red carpet.
Orig. Title: Bashing
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Section: Hauptprogramm
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi
Screenplay: Masahiro Kobayashi
Cast: Fusako Urabe, Ryuzo Tanaka, Takayuki Kato, Kikujiro Honda
Producer: Masahiro Kobayashi,Naoko Okamura
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Hiroshi Hayashi
Camera: Koichi Saitoh
Set Designer:
Cutter: Naoki Kaneko
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: Celluloid Dreams, 2 Rue Turgot, 75009 Paris, France, Tel: +33 1 49 70 03 70, Fax: +33 1 49 70 03 71, e-mail:
Production: Monkeytown Productions, 1-5-1-306, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, 102-0071 Tokyo, Japan, Tel: +81 3 3264 2823, Fax: +81 3 3264 2823, e-mail: