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RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram


Director: SUZUKI Takuji (鈴木卓爾)

2019|Japan|114min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue Guest
3/8 (Fri) 18:30 *Sold Out Hankyu Umeda Hall  Opening Ceremony
RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram
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IURA Arata (井浦新)
ONISHI Ayaka (大西礼芳)
ABE Satoko (安部聡子)
KANAI Hiroto (金井浩人)
Tamaki KUBOSE (窪瀬環)
Introduction of the film

“RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram” is the latest film by director SUZUKI Takuji starring IURA Arata from “After Life”(ワンダフルライフ), OAFF 2015 Opening Film “ASLEEP“(白河夜船), and” Dare to Stop Us“(止められるか、俺たちを), and the promising young actress ONISHI Ayaka from “MADE IN JAPAN”(MADE IN JAPAN~こらッ!~), “Narratage”(ナラタージュ), and “The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine”(菊とギロチン). Randen is a local tram running in the west of Kyoto City that is beloved by local people as well as tourists from all over the world. This story depicts the love of three different couples who resonate and echo each other as if they are lost and stuck in the town of Randen.


A writer from Kamakura named Hiraoka Eisei (IURA Arata) is doing a research on supernatural stories but finds himself revisiting memories from a previous visit to his wife's hometown. Ogura Kako (ONISHI Ayaka) a shy local girl is asked to help an actor from Tokyo with his Kyoto dialect. After their practice, the actor asks her to show him around Arashiyama. Kitakado Nanten, a high-school girl from Aomori, falls madly in love with a train nerd who sees nothing but trams. This special tram carries the love of three couples, along with a little of Kyoto's magic and folklore. The course of true love rarely runs smooth, but this "Randen tram" will surely give you a scenic ride amidst the history and sights of the city. Enjoy this charming fairy tale, and breathe in the culture and the beautiful atmosphere of Kyoto.

About the director

SUZUKI Takuji, born in 1967, is an assistant professor at Department of Film Production, Kyoto University of Art and Design. He has directed feature-length films such as “A Wife of Kitaro”(ゲゲゲの女房) and “A Band Rabbit and a Boy”(楽隊のうさぎ). He has been expanding the horizon of fiction by making dramas of random people in the world with a bit of mystery. SUZUKI also plays active role of being an actor in films such as “Devotion of Suspect X” (容疑者Xの献身) and “SETO UTSUMI” (セトウツミ).

Distributor in Japan
Migrant Birds, Magic Hour
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