• Japanese Cinema Splash
The Hungry Lion
Director: Takaomi Ogata
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Suspense
World Premiere
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Schedule & Ticket
10/27 13:00- (78min)
  • Q&A
  • Greetings from the stage
Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Takaomi Ogata(Director), Urara Matsubayashi(Actress), Miku Uehara(Actress), Atomu Mizuishi(Actor), Toshimitsu Kokido(Actor)
Q&A:Takaomi Ogata(Director)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
10/30 20:50- (78min)
  • Q&A
  • Greetings from the stage
Greetings from the Stage of Toshimitsu Kokido(Actor) has been cancelled. (Updated 10/28)
Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Takaomi Ogata(Director), Urara Matsubayashi(Actress), Atomu Mizuishi(Actor), Miku Uehara(Actress), Makoto Shinada(Actor), Gaku Hosokawa(Actor), Kenichi Negishi( Cinematographer)

Q&A: Takaomi Ogata(Director)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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Hitomi's homeroom tutor is taken away by the police for suspected child prostitution and child pornography. His sex video is leaked and a rumor starts that Hitomi is the girl in the video. She can’t believe anyone would fall for such a lie, but it spreads like wildfire and Hitomi kills herself. The arrest of a teacher and the suicide of his student is easy prey for the media and reporting intensifies, creating a false image of Hitomi. The film portrays the inherent brutality in videos and other media, and brings to light our darkest desires as we consume such materials. These 78 minutes are a stark reminder that we live in the golden era of fake news across the world.
Director Takaomi Ogata

Born in Fukuoka in 1981. After he left the company at 25, he started making films and continues to pose questions through incisive films that highlight social issues from his own viewpoint and insights. His previous film, Sunk in the Womb (2013), was based on the incident in Osaka where two children murdered after being abused. It was recommended by the Orange Ribbon Movement, which strives for a society without child abuse.

Staff Director/Screenplay/Producer : Takaomi Ogata
Co-Producer : Hiroyuki Onogawa
Cinematographer : Kenichi Negishi
Cast Urara Matsubayashi
Atomu Mizuishi
Mariko Tsutsui
Tomomi Sugai
Nanami Hidaka
Sakiko Kato
Miku Uehara
Daikichi Sugawara
Toshimitsu Kokido
Yumi Endo
Makoto Shinada
Naoto Takenaka
78min. Color | 2017 |
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