Lowlife Love

  • 110'
  • Japan
  • 2015
"You’re too naive." Those words are used to silence more than one person in this corny and melancholy satire on the Japanese film industry. There, sex in exchange for a leading role and colleagues who steal your film plan are a matter of course: that’s how this world works, loser.
Tetsuo is a drip of a filmmaker who, since he scored a modest indie hit in his youth, has never made anything of any significance. Yet he doesn’t give up his dream. And why should he? His ‘Cinema Club’, a murky production company for no-budget film projects, makes it possible for him to exploit a steady flow of ambitious boys and girls and get all of them into his bed. The arrival of two newcomers - a talented scriptwriter and an inexperienced yet promising actress - suddenly offers him a chance to reawaken his film career. But who is going to help him with that?



Director
Uchida Eiji
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Japan
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
110'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Gesu no ai
Language
Japanese
Producer
Adam Torel
Production Company
Third Window Films
Sales
Third Window Films
Screenplay
Uchida Eiji
Cinematography
Noguchi Kenji
Sound Design
Kaida Tetsuya
Cast
Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Tsuda Kanji
Website
http://gesunoai.com