Three Stories of Love

  • 140'
  • Japan
  • 2015
Atsushi has a special talent. He works maintaining bridges and can hear whether a bridge is in order - he taps the bridge and listens. In everyday life, this talent is useless to him. He’s lonely and has been mourning the loss of his murdered wife for years.
The story of Atsushi is one of three about love or the lack thereof. Then there is the story of Toko, a mild-mannered housewife who is neglected by her husband and tested by her mother-in-law and one day falls for a beta transporter. And finally the tale, a gay love story, of the successful lawyer Takashi, who is less skilled and successful in love than in his work.
This first feature in a long while by the experienced filmmaker Hashiguchi Ryosuke (Tiger Awards Competition 1996) was made possible by the Shochiku television station, which encouraged him to write his own material and work with unknown actors.

Director
Hashiguchi Ryosuke
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
140'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Koibitotachi
Language
Japanese
Producer
Seigo Fukada
Production Company
Shochiku Broadcasting Co., LTD.
Sales
Shochiku Broadcasting Co., LTD.
Cinematography
Ueno Shogo
Editor
Hashiguchi Ryosuke, Ono Hitoshi
Production Design
Ataka Norifumi
Sound Design
Ogawa Takeshi
Music
Akeboshi
Cast
Shinohara Atsushi, Narushima Toko
Website
http://koibitotachi.com