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Random Call


Director: OHKANDA Riki (大神田リキ)

2022|Japan, Hungary|77min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue
3/15 Tue 16:15 Cine Libre Umeda 3
3/19 Sat 10:30 Cine Libre Umeda 3
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SHIBUYA Tensho (渋谷天笑)
ADACHI Shin (足立理)
Ako (あこ)
KUDO Shunsaku (工藤俊作)
UENISHI Yudai (上西雄大)

It has been a decade since Ryo (SHIBUYA Tensho) was a leading man in anything and it seems like he has been relegated to a bit part in his own life as he fails auditions and has lost contact with many people around him. A sudden phone call from an old friend introduces him to a social experiment called “Random Call,” the idea being to call people in the phone book and just meet them without any purpose other than to renew ties. With nothing to lose, Ryo tries out the concept himself and meets up with his former acquaintances and friends. As he begins reconnecting with people, his life is filled with human warmth and he finds himself both inspiring others and being inspired by them.

A gentle comedy-drama where the simple concept of human connections is wonderfully explored by an enjoyably egomaniacal leading man who undergoes an effective character arc of learning humility, its message of just being present for others resonates more in an era of separation due to SNS and Covid-19.

[Jason MAHER]

Director: OHKANDA Riki (大神田リキ)