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BOYS ON THE RUN

Written & Directed by Daisuke Miura
  • UDINE FAR EAST Film Festival 2010
  • New York Asian Film Festival 2010
  • Pucheon International Film Festival 2010
  • Raindance Film Festival 2010
  • Kaohsuing Film Festival 2010

Based on the popular comic book by Hanazawa Kengo about a 29-year-old virgin nerd struggling to get a mate.

Synopsis

A coming-of-age comedy based on popular comic (manga) from Hanazawa Kengo about Tanishi (Kazunobu Mineta), a 29-year-old virgin who works as a “capsule toy salesman in Akihabara”. He spends most of his time with a huge obsession for his pretty co-worker, otherwise watching porn movies. He suddenly finds his whole life turned upside down when a golden opportunity arrives for him to spend time with his dream girl, Chiharu (Mei Kurokawa), but she leads him into an intense rivalry with Aoyama (Ryuhei Matsuda), an elite and good-looking salesman.

Director's Profile : Daisuke Miura

Born in 1975, Daisuke Miura formed the theater company Potudo-ru in 1996 with the members of Waseda University theater play circle, for which he serves as playwright and director. He created a sensation with his radical, semi-documentary style plays where sex is always their main theme. He is known often to portray groups of men and women in gritty settings such as love hotels and sex-industry clubs, etc. His first feature "Hatsukoi" (First Love) won the Special Jury Award at the 25th Pia Film Festival in 2003 and he became an focused up and coming, most anticipated theater and film director. "BOYS ON THE RUN" is his commercial film debut.

Credit

35mm/Japanese/114min/colour/2010/
Written and Directed by Daisuke Miura
Based on original graphic novel "Boys On The Run" by Kengo, published by Shogakukan, Inc.
Kazunobu Mineta / Mei Kurokawa / Ryuhei Matsudahanazawa,
© 2010 Kengo Hanazawa/Boys On The Run Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.

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http://botr.jp

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