THE STORYTELLER'S APPRENTICE

TOKYO TEYANDEI

By Yuji KANDA

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Drama - Completed 2012

Everything takes place in green room where the performers await their turn to go on. This is basically the kind of story that could happen to anyone who has spent 9 yrs and 5 months in an apprenticeship that normally lasts only 4 yrs, struggling in extremely traditional and seniority-conscious world

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yuji KANDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Toshiro MURAKI, Mami TSUTIDA, Yuji KANDA
    • Producer(s)
    • Kenji SEKI (IS Field)
    • Synopsis
    • One evening in the great metropolis of Tokyo, Kinoshita goes to see his girlfriend, who has a part-time job serving beer at a baseball stadium. He tells her he has decided to apprentice as a rakugo storyteller, and that he will not see her again until his apprenticeship is finished and he has risen from the position of ‘opener’ to become a storyteller himself. This, he says, will take four years. Yoko forces a smile, and they agree to meet here again four years from the day.
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