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Yakiniku Dragon (焼肉ドラゴン)

 

Runtime: 126 min / 2018
Director: Wishing Chong
Starring: Yo Oizumi, Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue, Kim Sang-Ho, Oh Shin-Gil, Lee Jung Eun, Shinpei Ooe
North American Premiere

Based on his popular play about the struggles of the Zainichi (ethnic Korean) community in Japan, director Wishing Chong tells the story of one family in 1970s Osaka.

Yong Gil immigrated from South Korea and operates a barbecue restaurant with his wife and three tempestuous daughters. Oldest daughter Jung-Hwa is dating Tetsuo but they break up. Middle daughter Yi-Hwa loves Tetsuo and marries him, but Tetsuo still loves her older sister and they divorce. The youngest daughter Mi-Hwa wants to become a singer, but she is in love with a married man. Yakiniku Dragon conveys the vigorous life of Zainichi villagers with much laughter and tears as they argue, reconcile, love and break up. At the same time the film casts and unwavering eye on the bullying and prejudice they are forced to endure.

The film opened the Jeonju International Film Festival and features a cast of leading Japanese and Korean performers.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):  yakinikudragon.com

「血と骨」など映画の脚本家としても活躍する劇作家・演出家の鄭義信が長編映画初メガホンをとり、自身の人気戯曲「焼肉ドラゴン」を映画化。高度経済成長と大阪万博に沸く1970年代。関西のとある地方都市で小さな焼肉店「焼肉ドラゴン」を営む夫婦・龍吉と英順は、静花、梨花、美花の3姉妹と長男・時生の6人暮らし。龍吉は戦争で故郷と左腕を奪われながらも常に明るく前向きに生きており、店内は静花の幼なじみの哲男ら常連客たちでいつも賑わっていた。強い絆で結ばれた彼らだったが、やがて時代の波が押し寄せ……。

監督:鄭義信 出演:大泉洋、真木よう子、井上真央、桜庭ななみ、キム・サンホ、イ・ジョンウン