December 7, 2017 @ 7pm
FUELED – THE MAN CALLED PIRATE
(TJFF Encore Screening)
The team who created The Eternal Zero returns with an epic story of Japan’s post-war rebuilding.
Based on a true story, oil company president Tetsuzo Kunioka believes Japanese resurgence must be fueled by oil not coal. With a workforce decimated by the war, and foreign governments sealing oil transportation routes, a desperate Tetsuzo risks international incident by commandeering a large scale oil tanker and sending a secret mission to Iran, earning himself the moniker “pirate.”
Kie is a perpetual daydreamer who dreams of the rich and handsome heir to the corporation where she works. The man in question, Mitsumasa Kodai, also happens to come from a family of telepaths and can read her every thought. Much laughter, fantasy and romance ensues.
Director Masato Hijikata’s endearing hit comedy-romance boasts a gorgeous cast including Haruka Ayase, Takumi Saito, Kaho, Charlotte Kate Fox and Kiko Mizuhara
Thursday January 25 at 7pm / 116 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
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