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©2018 "Laughing Under the Clouds" Film Partners
©Kemuri Karakara/Mag Garden

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©2018 "Laughing Under the Clouds" Film Partners
©Kemuri Karakara/Mag Garden

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©2018 "Laughing Under the Clouds" Film Partners
©Kemuri Karakara/Mag Garden

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©2018 "Laughing Under the Clouds" Film Partners
©Kemuri Karakara/Mag Garden

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Screening preceded by Patrick Jenkins’ animated short film Sister of the Wind
featuring the music of Nikkei multi-instrumentalist Ron Korb

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Laughing Under the Clouds  (曇天に笑う)

 

Runtime: 94 min / 2018
Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Starring: Sota Fukushi, Yuma Nakayama, Yuki Furukawa, Ren Kiriyama
International Premiere

It is the 11th year of the Meiji era and times are uncertain.  The return of Orochi – a giant mystical serpent reborn once every 300 years to bring disaster to Japan – is imminent, and a huge prison island has been created to control the growing unrest as people protest the ban on the samurai.  The three brothers of the Kumo temple, together with the Yamainu government battle-force, are tasked with repelling the beast and bringing peace to Japan. Meanwhile the Anyaku ninja group begin their move to control the power of the Orochi in order to overthrow the government.

A lively and colourful fantasy-action film for fans of Rurouni Kenshin and Gintama. Based on the popular manga by Kemuri Karakara.

Official Website and Trailer (in Japanese): donten-movie.jp

明治維新後の滋賀県・大津。300年に1度曇り空が続く日、世界を滅ぼす破壊の神・オロチ(大蛇)が復活し、人々に災いをもたらすという伝説があった。大蛇復活の年、その力を阻止するために立ち上がった曇神社を継ぐ曇家(くもうけ)の長男の曇天火(福士蒼汰)、次男の空丸(中山優馬)、三男の宙太郎(若山耀人)の曇天三兄弟が立ち上がる。一方、明治政府右大臣・岩倉具視の直属部隊・犲(ヤマイヌ)も大蛇の力を再び封印し、日本に平和をもたらそうとしていた。しかし、大蛇の力を手に入れ明治政府を転覆させるため動き出した最強の忍者集団・風魔一族の暗躍により、曇天三兄弟の行く手は阻まれてしまう。曇天三兄弟と犲、風魔一族が三つ巴の戦いが繰り広げられる。

監督:本広克行  出演:福士蒼汰、中山優馬、古川雄輝、桐山漣

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