Hospitalité

  • 96'
  • Japan
  • 2010
This winner of the prize for the best independent debut at the Tokyo International Film Festival tells the story of a small, hard-working family in Tokyo where the order and peace is disrupted by the arrival of a stranger. The disappearance of their house parrot is about the most exciting thing that happened to Kobayashi and his wife and daughter in recent times. Suddenly one day Kagawa appears from nowhere asking if he can move in. He alleges that his own family once provided financial assistance to Kobayashi’s company. In the small space of the apartment and Kobayashi’s print shop, the comings and goings of Kawaga’s strange guests then ensure that the orderly and comfortable life of his family slowly falls apart.
Dark and comic drama shows the inevitable transformation of life under the influence of others and, just like Fukada's film version of the play Human Comedy in Tokyo, it searches for the mystery of everyday life.

Director
Fukada Koji
Premiere
International première
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2010
Festival Edition
IFFR 2011
Length
96'
Medium
HDcam
Original title
Kantai
Language
Japanese
Producers
Kiki Sugino, Miyata Mikiyo
Production Company
Wa Entertainment Inc.
Sales
Wa Entertainment Inc.
Screenplay
Fukada Koji
Cinematography
Kenichi Negishi
Editor
Fukada Koji
Production Design
Kensuke Suzuki
Sound Design
Ippei Shingaki
Music
Kumiko Yabu
Cast
Kenji Yamauchi, Kiki Sugino