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Japanese Film Festival 2013

The annual Japanese Film Festival is coming back again this September, and this year marks its 10th Anniversary. The Festival this year will not only be screening the latest and hottest Japanese Films at our familiar venues in Klang Valley and Penang, but will also tour to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu!

Peninsular Malaysia

East Malaysia

Klang Valley

Dates: 12th – 17th September 2013
Venue: GSC Pavilion KL,
GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1 Utama
Admission: RM 6 per screening*

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Kuching

Dates: 26th – 29th September 2013
Venue: GSC CityOne Mall
Admission: RM 6 per screening*

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Penang
Dates: 19th – 22nd September 2013
Venue: GSC Gurney Plaza
Admission: RM 6 per screening*
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Kota Kinabalu
Dates: 3rd – 6th October 2013
Venue: GSC Suria Sabah Mal
Admission: RM 6 per screening*
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*Tickets for JFF’13 will be sold at RM 6 per ticket except for “DETECTIVE CONAN: Private Eye in the Distant Sea” which will be priced at prevailing ticket pricing.

**Tickets can be purchased two (2) days prior to screening date via GSC box office and GSC e-Payment @ www.gsc.com.my or GSC Mobile App (iPhone and Android).

*日本映画祭2013の映画鑑賞料は、『名探偵コナン 絶海の探偵』を除き、すべてRM6となります。
『名探偵コナン 絶海の探偵』のチケットは、各会場が設定する通常料金での販売となります。ご了承ください。

**チケットは、各上映日の2日前から会場のチケット売り場およびGSC e-Payment、GSC モバイルアプリ(iPhoneとアンドロイド)にてお求めいただけます。

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Film Details

Ken & Mary ケンとメリー 雨上がりの夜空に 
Dearest あなたへ 
DETECTIVE CONAN: Private Eye in the Distant Sea 名探偵コナン 絶海の探偵
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror  ホッタラケの島~遥と魔法の鏡
Ogawa no Hotori – At River’s Edge  小川の辺
The Chef of South Polar 南極料理人
The Great Passage 舟を編む
The Kirishima Thing  桐島、部活やめるってよ
Until the Break of Dawn ツナグ

 

World Premier /  Opening Work of JFF’13

Ken & Mary

ケンとメリー 雨上がりの夜空に

[Dir] FUKASAKU Kenta     [Year] 2011     [Cast] TAKENAKA Naoto, Hu Bing, KITANO Kii, Zizan Raja Lawak
【監督】深作健太 【脚本】楠野一郎 【出演】竹中直人/フービン/北乃きい/Zizan Raja Lawak 他

 

“Where is this place?” Kent Katakura has been in charge of pantyhose for 25 year as a trading company employee. He has landed at a tiny airport in a remote part of Malaysia, where no other airplanes make a stop. His airplane to Kuala Lumpur had to make an emergency landing here because of a storm. However, there is something that he must accomplish no matter what.He must break off the engagement of his daughter, whose wedding is scheduled to take place in just two days.

Then, by some freak coincidence, he becomes acquainted with a Chinese truck driver who is strangely partial to Japan and speaks nonsensical Japanese. They set out together towards Kuala Lumpur, where his daughter is.

深作健太監督が竹中直人を主演にオールマレーシアロケで撮影したロードムービー。本映画祭での上映はなんとワールドプレミア!
【物語】異国の地で暮らす娘の結婚を阻止するため、日本を飛び出したサラリーマン親父と中国人のデタラメなトラックドライバーがアジアを大爆走!国籍も文化も違う凸凹コンビが国境、世代を超えて繰り広げる痛快爆笑ロード”ラブ”ムービー!みんな愛し合ってるかーい?

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Dearest

あなたへ
(Peninsular Malaysia Only)

[Dir] FURUHATA Yasuo     [Year] 2012     [Cast] TAKAKURA ken, TANAKA Yuko, SATO Koichi, YO Kimiko
【監督】降旗康男 【脚本】青島武 【出演】高倉健/田中裕子/余貴美子/綾瀬はるか/三浦貴大/大滝秀治 他

 

Eiji works as a prison officer in Hokuriku. At the age of 53 Eiji loses his wife who he loved the most. Eiji then receives a letter from his dead wife which requests that her ashes be strewn out at sea next to her hometown. Her wife never mentioned such a thing while she was alive. In order to find out her real intentions, Eiji heads to his wife’s hometown of Nagasaki with his homemade camper van.

『鉄道員・ぽっぽや』『ホタル』など数々の名作を送り出してきた降旗康男監督と高倉健の名コンビが20作目のタッグを組んだ人間ドラマ。ベテランから若手まで、その豪華なキャストも魅力。
【物語】北陸のある刑務所の指導技官・倉島英二のもとに、ある日、亡き妻・洋子が残した2枚の絵手紙が届く。そこには、一羽のスズメの絵とともに“故郷の海に散骨してほしい”との想いが記されていた。そしてもう1枚は、洋子の故郷・長崎平戸市の郵便局への局留め郵便だった。

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DETECTIVE CONAN: Private Eye in the Distant Sea 

名探偵コナン   絶海の探偵

[Dir] SHIZUNO Kobun     [Year] 2013     [Voice Cast] TAKAYAMA Minami, YAMAGUCHI Kappei, KOYAMA Rikiya
【監督】静野孔文 【脚本】櫻井武晴  【原作】青山剛昌 【声の出演】高山みなみ/小山力也/山崎和佳奈 他

 

The movie is set on a state-of-the art Aegis vessel with the full cooperation of Japan’s real-life Ministry of Defense and Maritime Self-Defense Force. The corpse of a Self-Defense Force member has been found — minus the left arm — and a spy has infiltrated the Aegis vessel. The heroine Ran is put in jeopardy, and Conan is forced to stand up against the dangerous Spy “X.

国民的アニメシリーズの劇場版第17弾。日本公開時の累計動員が290万人を突破し、シリーズ歴代最高興収記録を更新した。
【物語】イージス艦の体験航海を楽しむため、舞鶴港沖にやってきたコナンたち少年探偵団。しかし突然、けたたましい音が鳴り響き、左腕を失った自衛隊員の遺体が見つかる。コナンは艦内にある国のスパイ“X”が紛れ込んでいることを突き止めるが、その魔の手はコナンたちにも忍び寄っていた。

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Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror  

ホッタラケの島~遥と魔法の鏡

[Dir] SATO Shinsuke     [Year] 2009     [Voice Cast] AYASE Haruka, SAWASHIRO Miyuki, TANIMURA Mitsuki
【監督】佐藤信介 【脚本】安達寛高/佐藤信介 【声の出演】綾瀬はるか/沢城みゆき/戸田菜穂/大森南朋 他

 

After losing her mother at a young age, Haruka treasured the hand mirror she had received from her. As she grew older, she forgot about the mirror and eventually loses it. One day, she decides to go to a local shrine and prays to Inari for the hand mirror to be returned to her. As Haruka sits by the shrine, she drops her house key under the steps. After going to retrieve it, a small fox-like creature runs by, and takes her key together with a toy airplane that had been abandoned earlier. Haruka follows the creature into the woods, but loses it at a large fractured stone. Haruka dips her hand in the small pool of strangely warm water, and is suddenly sucked into the pool, flies out of a river, and lands in a cart with the creature.

The fox creature, named Teo, explains to Haruka that she is in the world of the neglected, a world made of forgotten things because his race cannot make things themselves. Hoping to find her lost mirror, Haruka goes with Teo to Oblivion Island.

人間に忘れ去られ、ほったらかしにされたものでできた不思議な島に迷い込んだ女子高生の冒険を描くファンタジー・アニメ。フジテレビ開局50周年記念作品。
【物語】 16歳の遥は幼くして母親を亡くし、父親と二人で暮らしだが、最近は父とも口げんかばかり。ある日、母親の形見の大事な手鏡をなくしてしまい、願掛けにいった神社で、キツネのお面をかぶったテオが、人がほったらかしにしたものをこっそり運び出すのを発見。その後を追いかけるが・・・。

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Ogawa no Hotori – At River’s Edge 

小川の辺

[Dir] SHINOHARA Tetsuo     [YEAR] 2011     [Cast] HIGASHIYAMA Noriyuki, KIKUCHI Rinko, KATSUJI Ryo
【監督】篠原哲雄 【脚本】長谷川康夫/飯田健三郎 【原作】藤沢周平 【出演】東山紀之/菊地凜子/勝地涼/片岡愛之助 他

 

Sakunosuke, a skilled swordsman from the Unasaka domain, is ordered by the chief retainer to kill Sakuma, who is critical of the domain’s agricultural policy. However, Sakuma is Sakunosuke’s childhood friend, and husband of his sister Tazu.

『山桜』の篠原哲雄監督と東山紀之が再びタッグを組み、藤沢周平原作の『闇の穴』を実写化。義と情の間で懊悩する武士のやるせなさを、鮮烈な殺陣を交えて丹念に映し出す。
【物語】剣の手練である海坂藩士の朔之助は、家老から藩の農政を批判した佐久間を討つよう命じられる。だが佐久間は朔之助の親友で妹・田鶴の夫だった。

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The Chef of South Polar

南極料理人

[Dir] OKITA Shuichi     [Year] 2009     [Cast] SAKAI Masato, NAMASE Katsuhisa, Kitaro, KORA Kengo
【監督】沖田修一 【脚本】沖田修一 【原作】西村淳 【出演】堺雅人/生瀬勝久/きたろう/高良健吾 他

 

In 1997, an 8-man research team arrived at Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica. The station is 1,000km away from the Antarctic coast. No animals and no virus can live there… Mr. Nishimura is the chef for the team. He misses his family in Japan, but he tries to make a delicious meal to make the members happy every day. The Captain of the team is addicted to ramen, the doctor tries to train to participate in a triathlon when he returns to Japan, and the young support member likes a telephone operator whom he has never met before… Various unique people have to live together for one and a half years. What will their curious lives be in the South Pole?

「家族と離れてさみしいけれど、どんなときも、おいしいものを食べると元気になれる。」南極観測隊に料理人として参加した、西村淳原作のエッセー「面白南極料理人」を映画化。
【物語】生物はおろか、ウィルスさえ生存できない厳寒の南極ドームふじ基地に、8人の男たちが観測隊員としてやってくる。主人公・西村淳の仕事は、隊員のために毎日料理を作ること。14,000キロの彼方にいる家族を思い、悪戦苦闘の日々を送りながらも、隊員たちの絆は次第に深まっていく。

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The Great Passage

舟を編む

[Dir] ISHII Yuya     [Year] 2013     [Cast] MATSUDA Ryuhei, MIYAZAKI Aoi, ODAGIRI Joe, KATO Go
【監督】石井裕也 【脚本】渡辺謙作  【原作】三浦しをん【出演】松田龍平/宮_あおい/加藤剛/オダギリジョー/小林薫 他

 

Mitsuya Majime is an eccentric young man who somehow gets by in the Sales Division of Genbu Books publishing company, until he is transferred to the Dictionary Editorial Department to take advantage of his unique perception of the meaning of words. He joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, ‘The Great Passage.’ He’ll work with a veteran editor who is nearing retirement, an elderly professor who has devoted his life to the study of Japanese language, and a brash young man who gradually develops an appreciation for the charms of dictionary compilation. In the midst of this eclectic team, Mitsuya becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. Then Mitsuya has a fateful encounter with a woman. But, although he is an expert with words, he is unable to find the appropriate words to express his feelings to her.

“辞書は、言葉の海を渡る舟” 人と人との思いをつなぐ“言葉”というものを整理し、意味を示し、最もふさわしい形で使えるようにするもの-辞書-を編集する人々の物語。
【物語】出版社・玄武書房に勤める馬締光也は、人とは違う視点で言葉を捉える能力を買われ、新しい辞書「大渡海」を編む仲間として、営業部から辞書編集部に迎えられる。そして出会った運命の女性。だが言葉のプロでありながら、彼女に気持ちを伝えるにふさわしい言葉がみつからない。

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The Kirishima Thing

桐島、部活やめるってよ

[Dir] YOSHIDA Daihachi     [Year] 2012     [Cast] KAMIKI Ryunosuke, HASHIMOTO Ai, HIGASHIDE Masahiro
【監督】吉田大八 【脚本】喜安浩平/吉田大八  【原作】朝井リョウ  【出演】神木隆之介/橋本愛/東出昌大 他

 

A rumor that Kirishima, the most popular student in school, is going to withdraw from after-school activities sends the other cool kids into an uproar. This has little effect on uncool film club member Maeda, who begins to shoot a zombie movie. The emotion of the school’s various student factions gradually intersect, and during the shooting of Maeda’s movie, a little incident occurs that sway their hearts.

第22回小説すばる新人賞を受賞した朝井リョウのデビュー作を映画化。学校一の人気者である桐島が部活をやめたことから、校内の微妙な人間関係に波紋が広がっていく様を描く。
【物語】学内一の人気者・桐島が部活を辞める!?そんな噂に翻弄される〈上位〉グループの生徒たち。〈下位〉グループ映画部の前田は、桐島のことなど関係なくゾンビ映画の撮影を始める。様々なグループの想いが交差し、その映画撮影中にささやかな、しかし彼らの心を揺り動かす事件が起きる。

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Until the Break of Dawn

ツナグ

[Dir] HIRAKAWA Yuichiro     [Year] 2012     [Cast] MATSUZAKA Tori, KIKI Kilin, SATO Ryuta, HASHIMOTO Ai
【監督】平川雄一朗 【脚本】平川雄一朗  【原作】辻村深月  【出演】松坂桃李/樹木希林/佐藤隆太/橋本愛 他

 

The Connector that appears before skeptical requestors is an ordinary high school student, Ayumi. Harada, a scornful middle-aged man, wishes to see his mother who died of cancer. Schoolgirl Arashi has a question she wants to ask her best friend, who she had a falling out with and died in a bicycle accident before they could make up. Businessman Tsuchiya continues to believe in and wait for his girlfriend, who disappeared right after he proposed to her. Ayumi, who is actually an apprentice Connector being trained by his grandmother, starts questioning himself as he meets these people and arranges their meetings. Is it self-serving of the living person to want to meet with the deceased? Perhaps they’re better off not seeing them. Will the living person really be saved by the meeting? Will it change their lives? And as for the deceased… The doubts are soon directed towards the mysterious death of his own parents.

第32回吉川英治文学新人賞に輝く、辻村深月の小説を実写化したファンタジー・ドラマ。死んだ者と生きる者の再会を仲介する使者“ツナグ”とその依頼人たちの物語。
【物語】生きている者とすでに亡くなってしまった者の、もう一度だけの再会を手助けする“ツナグ”の見習いをする高校生・歩美。ガンで逝去した母と会いたいという高慢な中年男、けんかをしたまま事故死した親友に尋ねたいことがある女子高生など、さまざまな依頼人の願いをかなえるが・・・

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