JAPANEMA Series by Japan Foundation Los Angeles
Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Street Parking is available: http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking
July 22, 2015 @ 7PM
High-tech Robotics Faces Its Low-tech Nemesis
“ROBO-G” (111 min, 2012)
Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Writer-director Shinobu Yaguchi, who has produced a string of hits including Happy Flight with his unique viewpoint and outstanding comedic sensibility. Mickey Curtis (KAMIKAZE TAXI), credited as Shinjiro Igarashi, gives a wonderful performance as a stubborn old man in his first starring role.
Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi (Gaku Hamada) is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds an elderly man named Suzuki (Igarashi) who fits inside the suit perfectly, but…