Nippon Cinema

2017 was a successful year for Japanese cinema. 594 domestic productions found their way into cinemas, with 175 million tickets sold. We are happy to be able to feature all NIPPON HONOR AWARD recipients in this year’s NIPPON CINEMA program, and this year’s recipient, Shinobu TERAJIMA can be seen in four films: OH LUCY!, THE CITY OF BETRAYAL, DEAR ETRANGER and VIBRATOR. We are proud to present two world premieres: the laconic comedy ENOKIDA TRADING POST and the coming of age drama WE ARE.

The audience will once again be able to bestow the NIPPON CINEMA AWARD upon their favorite film in the cinema section. The prize of 2,000 € is sponsored by Bankhaus Metzler from Frankfurt.

Bamy

  • バーミー
  • Director and script: Jun TANAKA
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 100 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • In the presence of the director
  • Wednesday, May 30, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, June 2, 22:30 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Birds Without Names

  • 彼女がその名を知らない鳥たち
    Kanojo ga sono na o shiranai toritachi
  • Director: Kazuya SHIRAISHI
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 123 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Wednesday, May 30, 17:15 Mousonturm Saal

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The Blood Of Wolves

  • 孤狼の血
    Koro no chi
  • Director: Kazuya SHIRAISHI
  • Japan 2018, DCP, 126 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 31, 22:15 Mousonturm Saal

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The City of Betrayal

  • 裏切りの街
    Uragiri no machi
  • Director and Script: Daisuke MIURA
  • Japan 2016, DCP, 132 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the NIPPON HONOR AWARD recipient Shinobu TERAJIMA
  • Sunday, June 3, 19:45 Mousonturm Saal (with award ceremony)

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Dear Etranger

  • 幼な子われらに生まれ
    Osanago warera ni umare
  • Director: Yukiko MISHIMA
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 127 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the director and the composer and the producer Toru EMORI 
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 31, 19:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Friday, June 1, 20:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura

  • DESTINY 鎌倉ものがたり
    Destiny Kamakura monogatari
  • Director: Takashi YAMAZAKI
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 129 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 31, 14:15 Mousonturm Saal
  • Sunday, June 3, 20:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Enokida Trading Post

  • 榎田貿易堂
    Enokida boekido
  • Director & Script: Ken IIZUKA
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 110 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • World premiere in the presence of the director and the actor Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Saturday, June 2, 17:00 Mousonturm Saal

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Flower and Sword

  • 花戦さ
    Hana ikusa
  • Director: Tetsuo SHINOHARA
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 127 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Sunday, June 3, 14:00 Mousonturm Saal

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Foreboding

  • 予兆 散歩する侵略者 劇場版
    Yocho sanpo suru shinryakusha gekijoban
  • Director: Kiyoshi KUROSAWA
  • Japan 2018, DCP, 140 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Wednesday, May 30, 14:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Thursday, May 31, 22:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Hanagatami

  • 花筐
  • Director: Nobuhiko OBAYASHI
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 169 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere with a video message from the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, June 1, 21:45 Mousonturm Saal

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Moon and Thunder

  • 月と雷
    Tsuki to kaminari
  • Director: Hiroshi ANDO
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 120 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, June 1, 14:15 Mousonturm Saal

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Mori, the Artist's Habitat

  • モリのいる場所
    Mori no iru basho
  • Director & script: Shuichi OKITA
  • Japan 2018, DCP, 99 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Tuesday, May 29, 19:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Wednesday, May 30, 20:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Occult Bolshevism

  • 霊的ボリシェヴィキ
    Reiteki Borisheviki
  • Director & script: Hiroshi TAKAHASHI
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 96 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere in the presence of the director and the actresses Emina KONDO and Tomomi KONO
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, June 1, 22:45 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Saturday, June 2, 22:15 Mousonturm Saal

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Oh Lucy!

  • オー・ルーシー!
  • Director: Atsuko HIRAYANAGI
  • Japan 2016, DCP, 95 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere; screening on 2.6. in the presence of the NIPPON HONOR AWARD recipient Shinobu TERAJIMA
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 31, 20:00 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Saturday, June 2, 19:45 Mousonturm Saal

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Outrage Coda

  • アウトレイジ最終章
    Autoreiji saishusho
  • Director and script: Takeshi KITANO
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 104 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Tuesday, May 29, 22:30 Mousonturm Saal
  • Wednesday, May 30, 22:15 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Pumpkin and Mayonnaise

  • 南瓜とマヨネーズ
    Kabocha to mayonezu
  • Director: Masanori TOMINAGA
  • Japan 2017, Blu-ray, 93 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, June 1, 19:15 Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, June 2, 18:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Recall

  • 空飛ぶタイヤ
    Sora tobu taiya
  • Director: Katsuhide MOTOKI
  • Japan 2018, DCP, 120 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • European premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Sunday, June 3, 16:45 Mousonturm Saal

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River’s Edge

  • リバーズ・エッジ
  • Director: Isao YUKISADA
  • Japan 2018, DCP, 118 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • In the presence of the director
  • Friday, June 1, 17:30 Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Saturday, June 2, 14:00 Mousonturm Saal

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Special Screening: Blue Film Woman

  • ブルーフィルムの女
    Buru firumu no onna
  • Director: Kan MUKAI
  • Japan 1969, DCP, 80 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • In presence of Stephan Holl and Peter Schulz of Rapid Eye Movies
  • Thursday, May 31, 20:00 German Film Museum

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Special Screening: Vibrator

  • ヴァイブレータ
  • Director: Ryuichi HIROKI
  • Japan 2003, 35mm, 95 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Saturday, June 2, 16:00 German Film Museum

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The Third Murder

  • 三度目の殺人
    Sandome no satsujin
  • Director & Script: Hirokazu KOREEDA
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 124 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Friday, June 1, 16:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • Sunday, June 3, 17:30 Mal Seh’n Kino

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Tremble All You Want

  • 勝手にふるえてろ
    Katte ni furuetero
  • Director: Akiko OKU
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 117 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • German premiere in the presence of the director
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Wednesday, May 30, 19:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • Thursday, May 31, 17:30 Mal Seh’n Kino

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We Are

  • 青の帰り道
    Ao no kaerimichi
  • Director: Michihito FUJII
  • Japan 2017, DCP, 120 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • World premiere in the presence of the director and the actor Ryusei YOKOHAMA and the producer Chikara ITO
  • Competition Nippon Cinema Award
  • Thursday, May 31, 16:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, June 2, 20:00 Mal Seh’n Kino

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