30.09. - 09.10.2021

Amazing Story Japan 2003 | 103 min | OV | | FF 2003

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.

rated for 0 + years
A young man travelling through a town in Northern Japan falls in love with a hairdresser. She is, however, married – to a notorious gambler. In an act of desperation, the stranger kidnaps her to rescue her from her husband. Scared at coming too close to the man, she returns to her husband. The characters in Kobayashi’s drama are unable to escape their destiny: the young man lives for his love, the husband lives to lose, the hairdresser lives to find out what she is living for. Long shots reminiscent of paintings reflect the protagonists’ solitude in this quiet love story full of longing and with an unexpected happy ending.
Original title: Onna Rihatsushi No Koi
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Japanese
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Masahiro Kobayashi
Screenplay: Masahiro Kobayashi
Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Keiko Oginome, Jiro Sato, Yutaka Nakazawa
Producer: Masahiro Kobayashi, Naoki Kaneko
Director of Photography: Kenji Takama
Music: Junpei Sakuma
Production Design: Yuko Iizuka
Editor: Tomoko Hiruta
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: -
World Sales: Sedic International, Hara Blvd. 4F, hiroo, shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0012, Japan, Tel: +81 3 57 66 89 29, Fax: +81 3 57 66 89 39, e-mail.
Production: Monkey Town Productions, 5-30-11-301, Minamidai, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, 164-0014, Japan, Tel: +81 3 33 81 78 72, Fax: +81 3 33 81 78 72, e-mail:


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