The Actor takes viewers behind-the-scenes into Japanese film shoots, theatre productions and the struggling actor’s life.
Rising female director Satoko Yokohama brings us a visually stylistic existential comedy. Starring veteran actors Ken Yasuda and Kumiko Aso, and featuring appearances by some of the most popular names in Japanese cinema such as Shota Sometani (BAKUMAN, Kabukicho Love Hotel) and Tsutomu Yamazaki (Kakekomi, Tampopo).
Presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Takuji Kameoka is a 37-year old veteran actor who’s never had a big break despite high praises from directors and fellow actors. Is he really just an unlucky but talented actor, or an accidental genius thespian?
Juggling film shoots and auditions, Kameoka spends his time drifting from one day to the next. He often ends a long day’s work at a local bar—drinking himself to sleep and still dreaming of becoming a star. When perpetual bachelor Kameoka meets a potential partner from a sleepy country town, will his life finally turn around for the better?