Dawn of the Felines

Dawn of the Felines
  • Tuesday, May 23, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • 牝猫たち
  • Japan 2016, DCP, 84 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director & script: Kazuya SHIRAISHI
  • Camera: Takahiro HAIBARA
  • Production & world sales: Nikkatsu
  • Cast: Juri IHATA, Satsuki MAUE, Michie, Takuma OTOO, Tomohiro KAKU
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award


A slice-of-life movie about three call girls in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Apart from meeting with their regular customers or enjoying their spare time together, they each struggle with their various personal problems. This melancholy installment of Nikkatsu’s “Roman Porno Reboot Project” is a real stand-out, featuring complex protagonists. The title refers to Noboru TANAKA’s classic NIGHT OF THE FELINES.

Director’s Bio
Kazuya SHIRAISHI, born in Hokkaido in 1974, attended the private film school sponsored by director Genji NAKAMURA and has worked as an assistant for Koji WAKAMATSU, Isao YUKISADA and Isshin INUDO. DAWN OF THE FELINES is his fourth feature film.

2009 Lost Paradise in Tokyo; 2013 The Devil’s Path (Kyoaku); 2016 Twisted Justice (Nihon de ichiban warui yatsura)

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