2015 / Japan Foundation to screen Shinobu Yaguchi’s latest film “ROBO-G” July 22, 7:00PM

Japan Foundation Film ROBO-G

“ROBO-G” © 2012 Fuji Television, TOHO, Dentsu, Altamira Pictures

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…

Official International Trailer