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SPECIAL GUEST: TAKUMI SAITOH

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A GAMBLER’S ODYSSEY 2020 (麻雀放浪記2020)

 

Sunday June 16 @ 7pm
Runtime: 120 min / 2019
Director: Kazuya Shiraishi
Starring:  Saitoh Takumi, Momo, Becky, Naoto Takenaka
North American Premiere

CONTAINS SCENES OF NUDITY AND SEXUALITY
ADMITTANCE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO 18+

Boyatetsu, a skilled mahong player, slips through time from the ruins of post-war Japan to Tokyo in the year 2020. He finds a ruined city plagued by a decreasing population, increasing unemployment and social unrest. The 2020 Olympics have been cancelled and an evil organization plans to restage the event as a massive human versus artificial intelligence mahjong competition. Boyatetsu must step forward to represent the human race.

A wildly imaginative and quite out-of-control roller-coaster ride of bizarre characters, surreal transgression and action based on Takehiro Irokawa’s novel and Yozo Shimizu’s manga.

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):  mahjongg2020.jp
You may purchase ticket(s) at Ticketweb, or at JCCC Reception, 416-441-2345.

SPECIAL GUEST: ACTOR TAKUMI SAITOH
In attendance to introduce his film and take audience questions

 
阿佐田哲也のベストセラー小説「麻雀放浪記」に主人公がタイムスリップという大胆なアレンジを加えて、昨今数々の映画賞を総なめしている白石和彌監督が映画化。

天才雀士・坊や哲(斎藤工)は戦後の1945年から、新たな世界大戦により東京オリンピックが中止となった2020年の東京にタイムスリップしてしまう。人々は国により過剰に管理され、AIによって仕事を奪われ、荒廃した未来の日本で、若き天才ギャンブラー・坊や哲は「麻雀」で死闘を繰り広げていく。国会から日本ふんどし協会まで全国民をざわつかせ
る、平成最後の最も危険なセンセーショナル・コメディ!

監督:白石和彌  出演:斎藤工、もも、ベッキー、竹中直人

© 2019「 麻雀放浪記2020」製作委員会

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