30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War Japan 2018 | 117 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Leo Sato

LEO SATO (*1981) is a political activist and in 2009 made his first documentary about the expulsion of homeless people. The Kamagasaki Cauldron War is his debut feature film, which took five years to make and was largely financed by donations.

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 A film as a time capsule: the story of a modern class struggle as a humorous homage to the cinema of the late 1960s Day labourers and sex workers make up the majority of inhabitants in Kamagasaki, a slum quarter of Osaka that has existed in the shadow of the city since the Second World War. Now the authorities and the yakuzas have come together to gentrify the area. When one gang loses the symbol of its power, the further development of the zone becomes a battle of encirclement. Slap in the middle lives a slum patchwork family, consisting of a street urchin, a prostitute and a pickpocket. The film plays with an aesthetic foundation rich in tradition, be it via 16mm film stock or references to classical Noh theatre.

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Original title: Tsukiyo no kamagassen
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Leo Sato
Screenplay: Leo Sato
Cast: Naori Ota, Yohta Kawase, Tumugi Monko, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Kazu, Maki Nishiyama, Marie Decalco, Susumu Ogata, Masao Adachi
Producer: Hiroshi Kajii
Director of Photography: Mizuho Otagiri
Music: Yuzuru Inoue, Haruo Urata
Production Design: Risshi Nishimura
Editor: Leo Sato, Yoshiyuki Itakura
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: Committee for the Production of The Kamagasaki Cauldron War; Hiroshi Kajii
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