My Uncle

My Uncle
© 2016 「ぼくのおじさん」製作委員会
  • Saturday, May 27, 12:00 Mousonturm Saal
  • ぼくのおじさん
    Boku no ojisan
  • Japan 2016, DCP, 110 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
  • Script: Yasushi SUTO based on a novel by Morio KITA
  • Production & world sales: Toei
  • Cast: Ryuhei MATSUDA, Yoko MAKI, Riku ONISHI, Shinobu TERAJIMA, Shigeyuki TOTSUGI
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award

Yukio’s uncle is a prime example of a freeloader. The long-term doctoral student stays in bed all day, reading comic books. But when he meets the beautiful Eri, his life is thrown off course. In this dramatization of Morio KITA’s novel, YAMASHITA presents us with an unlikely duo. Fast-paced and full of dry humor, the film revisits one of the director’s most beloved characters: the slacker.

Director’s Bio
Nobuhiro YAMASHITA, born in Aichi in 1976, studied at Osaka University of the Arts and then started his career at Planet Studyo +1 in Osaka. His debut feature film HAZY LIFE (1999) won the Off Theatre Prize at Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. He had his commercial breakthrough with the comedy LINDA LINDA LINDA (2005). Known for his distinctive style, YAMASHITA has become one of the major protagonists of the Japanese film industry.

Filmography (selection)
2006 The Matsugane Potshot Affair (Matsugane ransha jiken / NC ’07); 2007 A Gentle Breeze in the Village (Tennen kokekko / NC ’08); 2011 My Back Page (NC ’12); 2012 The Drudgery Train (Kueki ressha / NC ’13); 2013 Tamako in Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako / NC ’14), 2016 Over the Fence

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