30.09. - 09.10.2021

Where are you? Japan 2008 | 104 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

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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Kobyashi’s seventh film at Filmfest Hamburg, “Where Are You?”, tells the story of 16-year old pupil Ryo, who must cover the hospital costs for his mother. When she dies, his financial situation is worsened still, as a worthy funeral proves much too expensive. Ryo grows increasingly lonely and takes refuge in an old wooden boat, which he lovingly paints and which becomes his dream world. But real life holds a merciless grip on the boy, with no way out and nowhere to venture. A discomforting portrait of loneliness.
Original title: Wakaranai
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi
Screenplay: Masahiro Kobayashi
Cast: Yuto Kobayashi, Tokio Emoto, Masahiro Kobayashi
Producer: Masahiro Kobayashi, Naoko Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Kiyoshi Ito
Production Design: Masahiro Kobayashi
Editor: Naoki Kaneko
Sound: 0
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Format: 35 mm
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Production: Monkey Town Productions, 1-5-1-306 Fujimi Chiyoda-ku, 102-0071 Tokyo, Japan, Tel: +81 3 3264 28 23, Fax: +81 3 3264 28 23, email:,


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