Written & Directed by Yosuke Okuda
  • New York Asian Film Festival 2012
  • Taipei Film Festival 2012
  • Pesaro International Film Festival 2012 Official Competition
  • Cleveland International Film Festival 2012
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012 Tiger Award Competition
  • Tokyo Filmex 2011 Official Competition – Student Award –
  • Busan International Film Festival 2011

A new “Battle without Honor and Humanity” by an edgy rookie YOSUKE OKUDA.

It’s a story of the Tokyo underworld delineated by irresistible imagery, a sense of rhythm and violence, all tinged with humor.


Protagonist Katsutoshi leaves town after a fight at work, and seeks refuge at a salon run by Seikichi, his Tokyo-based old friend, called "Tokyo Playboy Club." Meanwhile Eriko, the girlfriend of a waiter at the salon, finds herself forced to work there as a hostess after he gets into a bit of trouble. Then one day Katsutoshi brawls with a lowly neighborhood gangster, beating him to a pulp. The incident causes him, Seikichi, and Eriko to become embroiled in an even graver situation....

Director's Profile : Yosuke Okuda

Born in 1986, Fukushima Prefecture. After he entered the Kawaguchi Art School at Waseda University, he was given a place at the 2008 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival for his graduation project, "Cemetery Youth". In 2009, with it's sequel "Cemetery Youth - No Questions Asked" he won prizes at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival and Pia Film Festival.The final chapter in the trilogy, "Cemetery Youth - Walk Along Tomorrow" won the 2010 grand prix at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. His films have been submitted to the Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2010 and the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011.
At only 24 he is a director with a huge potential.


Written & Directed by Yosuke Okuda
Producer: Naoki Kai
Nao Omori, Ken Mitsuishi, Asami Usuta
© 2011 Tokyo Playboy Club

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