I Am A Hero
- Friday, May 26, 22:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
- Saturday, May 27, 22:45 Mousonturm Saal
- Japan 2016, DCP, 127 min, Japanese with German subtitles
- Director: Shinsuke SATO
- Script: Akiko NOGI based on a manga by Kengo HANAZAWA
- Production: Toho Pictures
- Camera: Taro KAWAZU
- Distribution: AV Visionen
- Cast: Yo OIZUMI, Kasumi ARIMURA, Masami NAGASAWA, Hisashi YOSHIZAWA, Yoshinori OKADA
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
A virus turns most of Japan’s citizens into violent zombies. After escaping his mutated and bloodthirsty girlfriend, comic artist Hideo joins young student Hiromi on her quest to find refuge. Combining gory visuals, an action-driven plot, and an effective mix of drama and humor, I AM A HERO is without a doubt one of the freshest additions to the zombie genre in years.
Shinsuke SATO, born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1970, began his career as a short film director and screenwriter while still studying at Musashino Art University. After his feature debut LOVE SONG (2001), he had his international breakthrough with THE PRINCESS BLADE (2001). He also directed the anime OBLIVION ISLAND: HARUKA AND THE MAGIC MIRRORS (2009) and works as a game designer.
2001 Love Song / The Princess Blade (Shurayuki hime / NC ’02); 2011 Gantz (NC ’11); 2013 Library Wars (Toshokan senso); 2016 Death Note – Light Up the NEW World
Presented by Kazé