Ace Attorney

  • 135'
  • Japan
  • 2012
Miike Takashi made a film adaptation of the popular Nintendo game Ace Attorney, about the young, rather clumsy lawyer Phoenix Wright, who was also the protagonist of the first three Capcom games. Wright, assisted by old school friends Miles Edgeworth and Larry Butz, has to win several court cases in this story in order to solve a 15-year-old mystery.
Among all the comedy and sci-fi gadgets of the lawyers, the film provides a caricature of the show-business character of Japanese law. Through the immense pressure on the legal system, in the near future of Ace Attorney a case will only be allowed to last three days before the judge takes a decision. Under the enormous pressure of time, it is increasingly important for lawyers to intimidate the other party and give a smooth presentation, even though they say that success is determined by strong evidence. Miike’s typical cartoon style, combined with dynamic game visuals, results in a playful crossover between live-action, game and manga.

Big Talk: Sat 28, 19:15, before the screening Miike Takashi will be talking to Groene Amsterdammer journalist Gawie Keyser about his film Ace Attorney.




Director
Miike Takashi
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
135'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Gyakuten Saiban
Language
Japanese
Producer
Okuda Seiji
Production Company
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Sales
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Screenplay
Iida Takeshi, Oguchi Sachiko
Cinematography
Oka Masakazu
Editor
Yamashita Kenji
Sound Design
Shibazaki Kenji
Music
Endô Kôji
Cast
Narimiya Hiroki, Kiritani Mirei
Website
http://gyakutensaiban-movie.com