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Drama - Completed 2014

'August in Tokyo' presents a parallel story of a man and a woman living in suburb of Tokyo.

& Awards

Tokyo International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ryutaro NAKAGAWA
    • Writer(s)
    • Ryutaro NAKAGAWA
    • Synopsis
    • In a corner of the city, a man named Natsuo lives as a yakuza and a woman named Natsuki works part-time. Although they rarely think about their families, they attempt to reunite with them. Brother and sister, father and daughter; the distance between them begins to shrink, but... This film portrays the dynamics of people trying to co-exist in nature and in the city. Even though two individuals may be insignificant in the context of a society, one life meets another and they move forward. This is a film for future generation.

      “Dives into emotions without holding back”
      -Cahiers Du Cinema (Dec. 2014)

      “Engaging story of converging lives confirms a fresh talent in Japanese indie cinema”
      -Film Business Asia (

      Highlights of this film include notable actors of Japan; Sosuke Ikematsu (The Last Samurai, Pale Moon), Ken Mitsuishi [Audition, Outrage Beyond (Kitano Film), Tokyo Playboy Club], Eriko Nakamura (Love Whirlpool, A Piece of Our Life).