MIDNIGHT DINER

SHINYA SHOKUDO

By Joji MATSUOKA

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2014

First an award-winning comic with more than 2.3 million copies in print!
Then a TV drama, and now a motion picture!
A year in the life of a midnight diner, its owner, and its gallery of regulars

Festivals
& Awards

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2014
Hawaii International Film Festival 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joji MATSUOKA
    • Synopsis
    • The Master’s cooking and the friendly low-key atmosphere of his establishment fill the Midnight Diner night after night. One evening a burial urn left there brings a frown, but to his customers this is something new and it becomes the seed of entertaining speculation. An old customer, Tamako, comes in one night for the first time in a while. The mistress of a wealthy man who has died, she is between patrons, and strikes up a conversation with a young man. Michiru, a girl from the provinces without any money, walks out without paying her bill, then returns and begs the Master for a job. Living upstairs, she becomes part of the life of the diner; all the while her past is coming in search of her. Kenzo, a victim of the Fukushima tsunami disaster, comes to Tokyo and stirs things up in pursuit of Akemi, a diner regular. But through all of these small dramas, the question remains about what will become of the burial urn.
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