POOLSIDEMAN

By Hirobumi WATANABE

ARTICLE FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Social issues - Completed 2016

The Watanabe Brothers create ambitious films with a unique view and sensibility, and here, expose the twisted depths of Japanese society and the inexplicable tendencies of Japanese people.

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& Awards

Tokyo - TiffCom 2016
Splash Grandprix
Karlovy Vary 2017
Another View
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Black comedy, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 117 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hirobumi WATANABE
    • Writer(s)
    • Hirobumi WATANABE
    • Producer(s)
    • Hirobumi WATANABE, Yuji WATANABE
    • Synopsis
    • In a suburb north of Tokyo that seems to be secluded from the world’s madness and malice, Yusuke Mizuhara works as a lifeguard at a swimming pool. With no family, friends or love, his life is lonely and monotonous. One day, he goes to another pool as a replacement guard with his unpopular coworker Koji Shirasaki… The latest film by Hirobumi and Yuji Watanabe of And the Mud Ship Sails Away… and 7 Days, both of which screened at TIFF, POOLSIDEMAN marks the debut of Gaku Imamura in the title role. The Watanabe Brothers create ambitious films with a unique view and sensibility, and here, expose the twisted depths of Japanese society and the inexplicable tendencies of Japanese people.
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