The Seaside Motel

July 16, 2011
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2010, 103 min., 35 mm, in Japanese with live English subtitles.
Directed by Kentaro Moriya. With Toma Ikuta, Kumiko Aso, Takayuki Yamada, Tetsuji Tamayama, Riko, Narumi, Arata Furuta.

“Likeable leads, charismatic villains and a bevy of gorgeous girls" – James Marsh, Twitch

This hyper-colorful ensemble comedy will bring back sweet memories of Katsuhito Ishii (Party 7, Taste of Tea) and Gen Sekiguchi (Survive Style 5+).

The Seaside Motel of the title, incidentally surrounded by mountains with no water in sight, hosts the oddest group of guests: a salesman who deals bogus cosmetics (Ikuta Toma) and a call girl (Kumiko Aso); a businessman with erectile dysfunction (Furuta Arata) and his bored wife; an indebted gambler (Yamada Takayuki), his girlfriend (Narumi Riko), and his debt collector (Tamayama Tetsuji).. They may be strangers with their own bizarre problems staying in different rooms, but their paths intertwine into an unsolvable knot on a somewhat eventful night.

Introduction and Q&A with Director Kentaro Moriya.

Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

$12/$9 (members, students and seniors)

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  • Saturday, July 16, 2011
  • 4:30 pm