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Film Info
I Catch a Terrible Cat

Film Information

Exhibition Title I Catch a Terrible Cat
Original Title Koppidoi neko
Director Rikiya Imaizumi
Year 2012
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 130'
  • Fuyuki Moto, Kuzuha Komiya
  • G, R: Rikiya Imaizumi
  • F: Hiroshi Iwanaga
  • M: Akira Matsumoto
  • PE: Ryoichi Konishi
  • CP: Dudes, 1gramix
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Mr. Takada is a successful mature writer who falls into a creative blockade following the death of her wife. Incapable of finishing the novel his fans demand anxiously, and about to turn seventy, he starts wandering several pubs in the city, until he meets Sayo, a beautiful young waitress with sentimental issues she doesn’t hesitate to share with her clients.

But this is just the beginning –of this pub, of this wronged relationship, of Takada’s loneliness and of the efforts people in his circle make to not lose track of him. Other relationships will start branching out, they get more complicated in an extremely entertaining way and implicate the pub’s owner, Takada’s son and daughter, a young man who sees Takada as a mentor, the waitress’ ex-boyfriend… With all these materials, and remaining completely strange to the typical style of “festival-friendly” Japanese cinema, Rikiya Imaizumi proves he is the best kept secret in recent Japanese cinema, an auteur capable of facing such a poisoned genre as the choral romance comedy with no fear, and managing to succeed in the attempt. FG

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