Quirky Guys and Gals

Film Intro
Quirky Guys and Gals
Film Info
Original Title: 
Sabi Otoko Sabi Onna
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2011
Rating: 
12
Genre: 
Comedy
Running Time: 
91 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Quirky Guys and Gals
Dir: 
Yosuke Fujita, Gen Sekiguchi, Mipo O, Tomoko Matsunashi
Writer: 
Yosuke Fujita, Gen Sekiguchi, Mipo O, Tomoko Matsunashi
Cast: 
YosiYosi Arakawa, Aoi Nakamura, Tenkyu Fukuda, Misako Renbutsu, Kyoko Koizumi, Tomochika, Tetsuji Tanaka
Synopsis: 

Lovers of Japanese film have seen quite a few omnibus efforts over the years, with 2008’s Tokyo standing out as a particularly bizarre and interesting example. Yet this film, drawing together some of Japan’s best comedic directors, tops even that three-part work.

Approaching the surrealism of its predecessor, Quirky Guys and Gals (Sabi Otoko, Sabi Onna) ties together four stories of people searching for a spark in their lives. Yosuke Fujita (Fine, Totally Fine) leads off with “Cheer Girls,” an entertaining tale of a woman (Nanami Sakuraba) whose passion is to lead cheers—though not for sports teams. Rather, she finds common people and creates anthems to encourage them in everyday life. Tomoko Matsunashi’s “Boy? Meets Girl,” is a Tootsie remake in a high-school setting. Mipo O’s “Claim Night” sees the 30-something Mayuko (Tomochika) return home to find the electricity in her apartment turned off, yet when she finally gets a repairman to come over, their over-the-top confrontation gives rise to a wildly comedic situation. Lastly, Gen Sekiguchi (Survive Style 5+) offers up “The House Full of ‘Abandoned’ Businessmen” a quaint tale of a housewife who collects out-of-work salarymen to try and give them a fresh start.

Crew
Producer: 
Haruo Umekawa, Naoto Yamada, Shusaku Matsuoka, Takeyoshi Ogisawa, Hiroko Hagino, Yuto Takahashi, Norie Hosokawa, Kei Ota, Tatsuya Hongo, Kunio Takahashi, Yoshimi Suzuki, Koichi Shozu, Hiroki Sugiyama, Hidenori Shimizu, Hiroyuki Omata, Koji Yokota, Yuji Morikawa, Yuji Imai, Kintaro Nakamura, Fimiyo Kumagai, Noriko Akao, Nao Sato, Hiroki Matsui, Koichiro Makino, Kazuya Seto, Yuko Sekiya
Executive Producer: 
Shin'ya Kawai, Tokio Takehira, Kiichi Muto
Production Company: 
New Cinema Workshop
Cinematography: 
Shihiro Okumira, Ryuichiro Baba, Makoto Shiguma, Sohei Tanigawa, Shogo Ueno
Music: 
Taichi Asahi, Kenichiro Suehiro, Masashi Iino, Suble
DVD Info
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DVD Release Date: 
October 3rd, 2011
DVD Specifications: 
5.1 Surround Sound, Anamorphic Widescreen, Removable English-subtitles
DVD Bonus Features: 
Exclusive interviews and special introduction messages from all 4 directors, Trailers of other Third Window releases
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