"The most touching, funniest, saddest and exciting film ever!" by Masayuki Suo. The greatest film ever is about to begin!
|Cast||Ryo Narita, Yuina Kuroshima|
Roughly 100 years ago, when films (motion pictures) were still silent and in monochrome, silent film narrators, or "katsuben" (Katsudo Benshi) were a huge thing; they created a unique world with their narrative along with the musicians who played music, to draw the audience into the film and captivate them. Here, everything begins when a young boy who dreams of becoming a silent film narrator, ends up at a theatre of a small town - a non-stop entertainment of action, love, and humour!
Born in Tokyo, 1956. Makes his debut as director with "Fancy Dance" starring Masahiro Motoki. He has received many awards with "Sumo Do, Sumo Don't" ('92) including Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize. "Shall we Dance?" ('96) was awarded in 13 categories at the Japan Academy Prize. "I Just Didn't Do It" (07) was listed as best Japanese film in Kinema Junpo (film magazine), sweeping many film awards. He has directed popular films including "Dancing Chaplin" ('11), "A Terminal Trust" ('12) and "Lady Maiko" ('14). He was awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon, for academic and arts, by the Government in 2016.