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The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

Directed by Leo Sato

Japan / 115 mins / M18 – Nudity

Southeast Asian Premiere

The Kamagasaki Cauldron War

月夜釜合戦

Southeast Asian Premiere

Directed by Leo Sato
Japan / 115 mins / M18 – Nudity

SYNOPSIS

Residents of Osaka’s Kamagasaki slum are caught up in the yakuza’s hunt for a stolen ceremonial pot, and get by with increasingly absurd means. The cast comprises actual residents: day labourers, sex workers and social outcasts, shadows of a consumer paradise who now perform their lives with gusto and the occasional song. This docu-fiction is further smudged with reality, with icons of past leftist politics and cinema weaved within, while shot on gritty 16mm.

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The film’s comedic effect does not undermine its sincerity in portraying the struggles of those in it. In a place where gangs and governance conspire against existence, the humanism in Leo Sato’s film resonates like a defiant roar; brimming with rage and the will to live.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Leo Sato studied cinema under the late Makoto Satō and in 2009, he made his first documentary feature film, Nagai Park Elegy. Nagai Park Elegy and The Kamagasaki Cauldron War were made partly through the collaborations of Nakazaki-cho Documentary Space, a collective working at the intersections of filmmaking and community action.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2018

Language(s):

Japanese

Producer:

Hiroshi Kaiji

Cast:

Naori Ota, Yohta Kawase, Tsumugi Monko

Screenwriter:

Leo Sato

Contact Company:

Terutarô Osanaï

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

Filmgarde Bugis Hall 6
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 / 9:30 PM

*Filmmaker in attendance

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