By Daisuke MATSUDA

STUDIO WAVE INC - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World / PROD

Family - Completed 2015

Akira & his friends are almost 40 years old and spend gloomy days.They look for the breakthrough to say good-bye to themselves who are hopeless & want to regain the brightness of high school days. That’s why, they decided to challenge to a bicycle event called ‘ Dragon ride. ‘ to change themselves.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 111 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daisuke MATSUDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Jyunya NISHIO
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Akira, Takeshi, Yasu, and Shun are a gang of four close friends, all of whom were core members of their high-school ekiden team. Although they were stars back in those days, having slacked up their efforts subsequently, their daily life is lackluster now that the age of forty is just around the corner. They talk at a favorite local tavern just like they used to after Akira comes home giving up his dream to become an actor. Thinking back, they have never accomplished anything but ekiden, and they have unknowingly acquired a tendency to run away from problems in life in general. The phrase they cannot help muttering to themselves is how brilliant they were in those days… Feeling dispirited, they think of participating in the Shimanto Dragon Ride. A challenge for the four men in their late thirties begins…