Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats

Film Intro
Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats
Film Info
Original Title: 
福福荘の福ちゃん
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2014
Genre: 
Comedy
Running Time: 
111 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats
Dir: 
Yosuke Fujita
Writer: 
Yosuke Fujita
Cast: 
Miyuki Oshima, Asami Mizukawa, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Tateto Serizawa, Asato Iida, Kanji Furutachi
Synopsis: 

A wonderful new project co-produced by film distribution companies from the UK (Third Window Films), Germany (Rapid Eye Movies), Italy (Tucker Film) and Taiwan (Joint Entertainment) to team up with 'Fine, Totally Fine' director Yosuke Fujita and create a whole new type of comedy!

32-year-old Tatsuo Fukuda, nickname “Fuku-chan” (Miyuki Oshima), is a painter who lives in a run-down apartment complex called Fukufuku Flats. He spends his days working up a sweat painting buildings, his nights mediating disputes between the other denizens of Fukufuku Flats, and his days off flying handmade kites down by the riverside.

One day, an unfamiliar woman turns up at Fukufuku Flats. It is Chiho, his first love from his junior high school days who he has not seen for around 20 years, and she has come to apologize for something that happened in their past. As Fuku-chan allows himself to get caught up in Chiho's quest to become a photographer, he begins to fall in love all over again with this woman who was responsible for the traumatizing incident that led to his fear of women...

Crew
Producer: 
Naoko Arai, Keiko Fujimura, Adam Torel
Co-Producer: 
James Liu, Stephan Holl, Sabrina Baracetti, Thomas Bertacche
Executive Producer: 
Keisuke Konishi, Hajime Minagawa, Hiromitsu Sugita
Line Producer: 
Tamotsu Kanamori
Editor: 
Zensuke Hori
Assistant Director: 
Atsushi Unno, Kaori Harimoto
Art Director: 
Norifumi Ataka
Production Company: 
TV Man Union, Kirishima 1945
Cinematography: 
Yoshihiro Ikeuchi
Lighting: 
Toru Saito
Make-up: 
Hiromi Momose
Costume Design: 
Yukiko Kosato
Presented in Association with: 
Rapid Eye Movies, Tucker Film, Joint Entertainment
DVD Info
Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats
Buy Now at Amazon.co.uk
DVD Release Date: 
July 13th, 2015
DVD Specifications: 
Anamorphic Widescreen, 5.1 Surround with removable English, Italian and German subtitles
DVD Bonus Features: 
Interview with the director, Round-table discussion with actress Miyuki Oshima, director Yosuke Fujita and producer Adam Torel
Recognition
Awards: 
Best Actress - Fantasia Film Festival, Audience Award - Fukuoka Film Festival
Festivals: 
Fantasia Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival, Nippon Connection, Hawaii International Film Festival, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, Camera Japan Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Aberdeen Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, San Diego Pacific Arts Film Festival
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