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  • Japanese Cinema Splash
POOLSIDEMAN
[ プールサイドマン ]
Director: Hirobumi Watanabe
  • Drama
World Premiere
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©FOOLISH PIGGIES FILMS
TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills SCREEN8
10/29 20:10- (117min) -
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Hirobumi Watanabe(Director/Writer/Actor/Producer), Yuji Watanabe(Music/Producer), Gaku Imamura(Actor)
Tickets ¥1300
Tickets (student) ¥1000
Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 Available from 0:00
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TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills SCREEN3
10/31 16:40- (117min) -
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Hirobumi Watanabe(Director/Writer/Actor/Producer), Yuji Watanabe(Music/Producer)
Tickets ¥1300
Tickets (student) ¥1000
Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 Available from 0:00
SOLD OUT
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Introduction
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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Director Hirobumi Watanabe

Hirobumi Watanabe graduated from the Japan Institute of the Moving Image, where he studied under Daisuke Tengan, son of legendary director Shohei Imamura. With his brother, film composer Yuji, he founded the production group Foolish Piggies Films in 2013 in his rural Tochigi hometown. His debut film And the Mud Ship Sails Away… (2013) and his silent followup, 7 Days (2015), screened to acclaim at TIFF and many other festivals.

Staff Executive Producer/Screenplay/Editor/Director : Hirobumi Watanabe
Executive Producer/Music : Yuji Watanabe
Cinematographer : Woohyun Bang
Producer : Hideki Watanabe
Producer : Akemi Watanabe
Special Thanks : Kojiro Imamura
Special Thanks : Kyoko Imamura
Cast Gaku Imamura
Hirobumi Watanabe
Misao Hirayama
Takanori Kurosaki
Kodo Toda
Hitoshi Suzuki
Mina Takeda
Karin
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117min. B&W Japanese [Subtitled in English] | 2016 Japan | Distributor in Japan: Foolish Piggies Films
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Service Hours: 24 hours a day
Until 20 min. after the last screening on Nov. 3 Thu
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Number: 050-3786-0368 (12:00-18:00/ daily)
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Number: 050-3786-8066
Service Hours: Until Oct. 29 Sat
10:00am~20:00pm everyday
Reservation is acceptable until 5 days before screening day.
Sales at TIFF Ticket Center from Oct. 25 Tue
TIFF Ticket Center (Roppongi Hills 2F O-YANE PLAZA)
Service Hours: Oct. 25 Sat~Nov. 3 Thu
from 9:30am until 20 min. after the start of the venue's last screening of the day.
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All-night screening tickets are also available at the temporary ticket sales counter at the theater after TIFF Ticket Center is closed.
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