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  • World Premiere

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Nunchaku and Soul


Director: KOBA Akiyoshi (木場明義)

2019|Japan|76min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue Guest
3/9 (Sat) 21:15 Cine Libre Umeda 3
3/12 (Tue) 12:00 Cine Libre Umeda 4
Nunchaku and Soul
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KUROKI Masahiro (黒木正浩)
TAKAHASHI Atsushi (高橋篤)
KUROSU Anju (黒須杏樹)
HAYAMA Yun (吐山ゆん)
NAKAYAMA Yusuke (中山雄介)

Numata is a shy, bespectacled beanpole of a middle-aged guy who manages a restaurant. His only charm point, if you can call it that, is his ability to use nunchaku, a weapon he became obsessed with as a child but never really had any call to use in actual combat. An encounter with a cute woman named Reiko leads him to attend a dance class and the chance to win her heart in a dance contest. Alas, Numata doesn’t have the moves...

Meanwhile, across town, Soma, a funk soul brother, is facing the breakup of his long-running band. The other members are busy with their regular lives while Soma’s is a disaster. He is facing leaving the stage forever but it just so happens that one of the band happens to be the cook in Numata’s restaurant and suggests to Soma he teach Numata how to dance.

These two very different men get the chance to reboot their lives through participating in the dance contest and in so doing, overcome their problems in this funny and funky film with characters that will have audiences grinning with glee.

Distributor in Japan
Gachinko Film