Special Screening: The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio

23 September 2009 (Wed/ National Holiday) Open: 10:00/ Start: 10:30
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There will be a short talk by Kazuya Kojima (Unjash) before the screening of the film. Please look forward to it!!

How does Kuhio win the hearts of all these women!!?  A story of the world’s most foolish but lovable real-life marriage swindler
Ticket information
Advance 1,300 yen/ At the door 1,500
(General seating)
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The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio
©2009 Captain Kuhio Production Partners
The latest work by Director Daihachi Yoshida, who charmed viewers with his edgy directing style in his feature debut piece, Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!, which obtained attentions as invited to the International Critics’ Week at Cannes. His new film is about a real life marriage swindler who milked an estimated 100 million yen from women with a nonsensical self-given background and costumes so obvious they screamed “Phoney!” Masato Sakai stars the film as the real-life marriage swindler and Yasuko Matsuyuki assists him as the heroine who dedicates her love to him. Where is the border between “piles of nonsensical lies and true love”? Sad yet comical life of a bungler who himself was manipulated by human weaknesses, and the drama woven by the three women around him. What awaits in the future of man and women who only lived in dreams?


The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio
(2009/Japan/113 min./Distributed by SHOWGATE Inc.)
Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Cast: Masato Sakai, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Hikari Mitsushima, Yuko Nakamura, Hirofumi Arai, Kazuya Kojima, Sakura Ando, Masaaki Uchino
Early 90s at the start of the Gulf War. Showing off his flashy “title” of “Jet Pilot, Special Forces, US Army,” marriage swindler Captain Kuhio gets any woman he wants. Shinobu, the female owner of a lunch stand fully believes Kuhio and gives him her devoted love. So does a curator at the Museum of Natural Art and the top bar hostess in Ginza; all are drawn to Kuhio. How does Kuhio win the hearts of all these women? Is it a foolish gamble? A clever game? Or true love?

The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio