Free Japanese cinema screening at the Japan Foundation Los Angeles
June 24, 2015, 7 PM
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, Auditorium
5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Admission free. Reservation is not required.
Comedic Road Movie about a Clash of Cultures
“SAKE-BOMB” (82MIN, 2013)
Directed by Junya Sakino
A ʻʻSake-Bombʼʼ is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint of beer. It’s also a comedic road movie about a sarcastic Asian American and his Japanese cousin.
Sebastian (Eugene Kim) is a bitter, self-deprecating wannabe Internet star from Los Angeles. He has recently been dumped by his girlfriend and on the look-out for someone new. When his cousin Naoto (Gaku Hamada), a naive sake maker from Japan, shows up to find his own ex-girlfriend, Sebastian takes him to Northern California to find her.
They are a clash of cultures waiting to happen. Someone has to break first. Together they meet a colorful group of characters as they come to grips with who they are and the true nature of the girlfriends they are pursuing.
*This film may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements.