• Japanese Cinema Splash
Between Men and the Gods
Director: Eiji Uchida
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Erotic Drama
World Premiere
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Schedule & Ticket
10/26 10:50- (89min)
  • Q&A
  • Greetings from the stage
Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Eiji Uchida (Director), Kiyohiko Shibukawa (Actor), Shigeyuki Totsugi (Actor)
Q&A: Eiji Uchida (Director)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
10/31 19:30- (89min)
  • Q&A
  • Greetings from the stage
Guest (tentative): Greetings from the Stage: Eiji Uchida (Director), Kinuwo Yamada (Actress), Ryoka Neya (Actress)
Q&A: Eiji Uchida (Director)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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Smalltown doctor Hozumi and his close friend, cartoonist Soeda, both fall in love with Asako. Hozumi steps back and allows Soeda to marry her. But he becomes sadistic, abusing Asako and taking a mistress. Hozumi never stops loving Asako, but in the wake of an unfortunate incident, his pure love transforms into hatred. Prolific filmmaker Eiji Uchida, who directed Lowlife Love, Double Mints adapts Junichiro Tanizaki’s semi-autobiographical novel which depicts a triangular affair between his first wife and a poet friend, setting it in the modern day and injecting it with his style of cynical black humor.
Director Eiji Uchida

After working as Weekly Playboy reporter, Eiji Uchida made his debut with Gachapon (2004). In 2013, Greatful Dead screened at the Fantastic Fest, the Raindance Film Festival and others, and in 2015, he appeared at TIFF with Lowlife Love. It became a domestic sensation and played at festivals around the world, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Earlier this year, he released the hit Love and Other Cults and Double Mints.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Eiji Uchida
Original Story : Junichiro Tanizaki
Producer : Tomohiko SatoCo-Producer : Koji Fujii
Co-Producer : Masashi Komino
Cinematographer : Maki Ito
Lighting : Soji Sato
Recording : Yuki Ito
Production Designer : Nozomi Sato
Cast Kiyohiko Shibukawa
Shigeyuki Totsugi
Chika Uchida
89min. Color Japanese | 2017 Japan | Distributor in Japan: TBS Service,Inc.
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