November 24, 07:30pm

Films & Wine: Adrift in Tokyo

Tramshed Cinema
Films & Wine Community Cinema

Monthly community Cinema, Did you vote?

The most voted film last Friday was "Adrift in Tokyo" fighting really close witth "Nostalgia for the light". We also have on the menu "Wake in fright" (1971 vintage) and "Welcome" (2009), all these film were choosen very carefully for you and all of them with high standards of quality cinema! There was no doubt that you wanted to watch a Comedy for November! The most cosy seats are ready for you, are you ready for the next journey? 
Tokyo here we go!! 

Remember, we get together at 7:30pm to VOTE, the voting sheet is ready for you to VOTE! Film starts at 8pmSo let's pencil the date, check your diary and write on your kitchen calendar - 24th November, Films & Wine at Tramshed Cinema screening: ADRIFT IN TOKYO

All the info you need to know:

  • Adrift in Tokyo (TENTEN)
  • 1hr 41'
  • 7.5 IMDB 
  • Directed by Satoshi Miki (COMEDY) 
  • Cert: 15 

Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long as Fumiya agrees to walk with him across Tokyo to the police station of Kasumigaseki, where he intends to turn himself in for a crime he deeply regrets. Not having much choice, Fumiya accepts the deal. Thus begins their journey which will lead them to various unusual encounters, most of all with themselves. Based on the original novel by Naoki Prize winner Yoshinaga Fujita comes a fascinating, humorous and wildly clever film that is sure to charm you.

From Rotten tomatoes * * * *:

This is a beautiful movie... it really is. It's a subtle comedy about a university student who is knee deep in crippling debts, a role brilliantly executed by Odagiri Joe. As it would turn out though, his debt collector surprisingly offers him the money under one condition- that he has to accompany the debt collector on a walk throughout Tokyo. I really was moved after watching this movie. Gradually throughout the movie we learn more about these 2 on their journey throughout the sprawling metropolis. I dont know how to describe it, but by the end of the film I really felt for both of the characters, you have to really watch the film to see what I mean, otherwise I'd be spoiling the story by explaining what actually happens. This movie is just brilliant! 
By Dawood M.

Comfortable and easy going happyish movie. Never been to Tokyo it's very nice to see something else than what you see in every other movie about Tokyo.
By Antti Q