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J-Film: The Actor

  • Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th St Northwest Washington, DC (map)

Yokohama's little salute to the Japanese film industry.

– Kaori Shoji, The Japan Times

Takuji Kameoka is a 37-year-old bachelor who has carved out a career as a supporting actor. He is very talented and in much demand, so he has never had to struggle for roles like many of his acting brethren. Unlike his action-filled days, Kameoka's nights are not at all exciting and we mostly find him drinking alone in dive bars after a hard day under the lights.

One night, after visiting a bar used as a location shoot, he meets and falls in love with the bar owner, the enticing Azumi. Right after this encounter, a world famous director offers Kameoka a leading role. Is this role what every actor dreams of? An opportunity to swap his humdrum life for major success?

Starring Ken Yasuda, Kumiko Aso, Hirofumi Arai

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

Registration is required.


Satoko Yokohama graduated from the Film School of Tokyo in 2004. She gathered attention for her independent debut film German Plus Rain (2007). In 2008, she directed her feature debut film Bare Essence of Life, which was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival and many other festivals. The film was highly acclaimed, with Kenichi Matsuyama winning the Best Actor at the Mainichi Film Awards.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th St NW

Suite 100

Washington DC 20036 US