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THE WEEKEND JAPANESE FILM SHOW IN MAY ? OSAKA HAMLET

NOTE: * Due to limited space, we are unable to accommodate more than 120 people in the hall. ** The film will begin at 3.00 p.m. sharp. Latecomers may have to be turned away at the door so as not to disturb the other viewers. Attendees are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. *** We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Date: 7 May, 2016 Time: 3.00 p.m. Venue: Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 & G10, Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur Admission: Free

Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

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Osaka Hamlet (copyrighted)

Osaka Hamlet 大阪ハムレット (MITSUISHI Fujiro 光石冨士朗/2008/107 min)

The Kubo family is left to fend for themselves after the sudden death of the patriarch. A mysterious man soon moves in with them after claiming to be the dead father’s brother. The sons are puzzled by this unusual turn of events, but are then distracted by problems of their own. The eldest, Masashi, acts beyond his age to impress an older woman with daddy issues, whereas punkish middle child Yukio tempers doubts about his biological parents with a newfound appreciation for Shakespeare. The youngest, grade-schooler Koki, meanwhile dreams of playing Cinderella in the school play.

Based on an award-winning manga series, the film paints a heartwarming portrait of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances in a working-class district of Osaka.

Cast

MATSUZAKA Keiko as Fusako Kubo KISHIBE Ittoku as Takanori Kubo HISANO Masahiro as Masashi Kubo MORITA Naoyuki as Yukio Kubo

Awards & honours

64th Mainichi Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Ittoku Kishibe 21st Tokyo International Film Festival Japanese Eyes Special Award Ittoku Kishibe

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