30.09. - 09.10.2021

Playback Japan 2012 | 113 min | OV | Black & White | FF 2012

rated for 0 + years
Haji dreams of his own death. Not a good omen for an actor in his late 30s, but understandable in his situation: his health isn’t good, his divorce is getting him down and his career seems to have hit a dead end. So the invitation to a friend’s wedding outside Tokyo comes as a welcome distraction. On the journey, Haji falls asleep and when he awakes, he’s arrived – not at the wedding, but in his own schooldays. And he’s not alone, his old gang is there too – as adults. Playback is a playful drama in laconic black and white pictures which artfully blurs the borders between present and past, reality and memory.
Original title: Playback
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Sho Miyake
Screenplay: Sho Miyake
Cast: Jun Murakami, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Masaki Miura, Makiko Watanabe, Shun Sugata
Producer: Shingo Saeki, Hiroshi Matsui, Sho Miyake
Director of Photography: Hidetoshi Shinomiya
Production Design:
Editor: Sho Miyake
Sound: 0
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Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
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World Sales:
Production: Decade; Pigdom


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