Kyoji Kamui's "Hard-boiled Literary film"
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Production / Director, etc. Introduction of "Kyoji Kamui"
He has appeared in many movies in Japan since the 1990s. He suddenly retired in his heyday and surprised his fans, but in 2018, he suddenly started making movies. He writes, directs, shoots, edits, produces, almost everything by himself. It has a unique view of the world and has a different sense from many Japanese film directors.
Highlights / Production episodes
The fourth work (second feature film) of the independent production "Kamii-gumi" started by Kyoji Kamui in 2018. It has a unique world view and a twisted script composition. This work is an entertainment action that combines stateless hard-boiled, which is good at Kamui, with gun action and fighting action.
"0 full-time staff on site" Only directors and actors on site. In the ultimate minority elite style, he has produced a series of light-feeling hard-boiled pieces of Quentin Tarantino. The "film-like rough texture" created by Kamui, who loves American & Europian movies in the 70's, is nostalgic and stimulates the nostalgia of old fans.
The production cost is only 1.3 million yen.
he killer Moroboshi who lost his memory wanders into a rural town, and the villain dispatch organization "Ando , who is the face of the town, manages the beautiful woman Satomi who calls out there. Taken to the office of "bad guy Production". Ando finds out from his belongings that he is a production hitman and introduces Moroboshi to his friends ("SideA"). Reiko who is chased by men for no apparent reason, does not remember the events of this half day. He is hidden by his acquaintance Ryuzaki but he is arrested and imprisoned by a detective when he visits a female detective, relying on a memo in his pocket ("SideB")
Title: "SMOKY & BITTER"
Year of production: 2020
Country of origin: Japan
103 minutes 16: 9
Screenplay / Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Kyoji Kamui
Starring: Shunsaku Kudo, Chiaki Hiratsuka, Sayoko Hagiwara,,Mitsunari Sakamoto, Miko Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Hagita, Miho Tamaki, Hideaki Hachiya, Natsuki Ogata, Takafumi Kagaya, Mei Kawashima, Aya Kazuki, Anna Kachi, Ichizo Kobayashi, Yukitomo Tochino,
Takumi Tsutsui, Yuta Mochizuki, Daisuke Ban, Kyoji Kamui
Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Hagita
Gun effect: Yukitomo Tochino
Action coordination: Miyagawa & Misaki
MA: Kodama Production Co., Ltd.
Production: TEAM KAMUI
Producer: Kyoji Kamui
(C) 2020, kyojikamui
Screened records in Japan
・September 12, 2020
Tokyo "Za Koenji 2" premiere preview
・October 26-November 2, 2020
Yokohama "Cinema Novecento" theater release
・November 21-24, 2020
Osaka "Theater Seven" theater release
・January 30-February 5, 2021
Tokyo "Ikebukuro Cinema Rosa" theater release
Film Festival Official Selection and Award
・London International Filmmaker Festival 2021
March 15th-19th, 2021
"Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Language Film (Mitsunari Sakamoto)"
・Barcelona International Film Festival 2021
April 23th & May 1st,2021
"Best Producer （Kyoji Kamui) "
＆ Finalist of "Best Foreign Language Feture Film"
・9th Nice International Film Festival
May 30th-June 4th, 2021
"Best Director of a Foreign Language Film (Kyoji Kamui)"
・WICA LA （World Independent Cinema Awards Los Angeles）
Jury 12th-17th, 2021
・Madrid International Film Festival 2021
The award ceremony is on August 27th
"Outstanding Leading Actor in a Foreign Language Film (Shunsaku Kudo)"
・Many special effects actors appear, and Kyoji Kamui's directorial work "Smoky and Bitter" is completed
・Kyoji Kamui's directorial work "Smoky and Bitter" will be released in Ikebukuro and Osaka
・Performers serve as staff to entertain visitors Kyoji Kamui's "Smoky and Bitter" premiere preview
・"Smoky and Bitter" will be officially exhibited at the London International Filmmaker Festival! Nominated in 4 categories!
・"Smoky and Bitter" Kyoji Kamui won the Best Producer Award at the Barcelona International Film Festival! Highly rated at European film festivals! !!
・Director Kyoji Kamui won the Best Director Award at the Nice International Film Festival!
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The main theme of the movie
［Whether the choice of life was right or wrong, it doesn't make sense, it's not the answer. Because we, the little ones, have no choice but to go the way we choose. Of course, while making mistakes ... Life goes on ..Still life continues. ]
Life is a repeated loss. What you lose if you are alive ... Youth ... Money ... Dreams ... Family, everything in the present, sometimes friendship, affection, trust, feelings for someone. The more you live without worry, the more you lose.
To live is to accept the loss and move forward.
The wound will heal someday. Go ahead while shedding blood.
To live is to lose.
Another version of the flyer
Image collection in the play
▼The back of the flyer when the theater is released in Japan
▼ State of the preview of the first debut in Tokyo
(C) 2020, kyojikamui