JF Theater in May 2018 : Money is God

All films are subtitled in Thai unless specified otherwise
Free admission at the Seminar Room of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok at 18.30 hours.

Friday, 4 May 2018
Many Happy Return 
1993/95 mins.
Directed by Tenma Toshihiro

A young man named Kazuo  TAKAYAMA  runs across a religious group whose founder cures an old woman  in a wheelchair, restoring her power to walk by a simple touch. Kazuo grows more interested in this new religion and tries to get more followers. He devotes himself to their activities. After a big conflict in the group, Kazuo leads the group over the difficult time and forms a team trying to start another religion.

Friday, 11 May 2018
Adrenaline drive
1990/112 mins.
Directed by Yagushi Shinobu

After an unfortunate accident with a gangster in a black Jaguar, Suzuki, a rental car clerk, is forced to visit the yakuza’s lair. They are ready to break all of his fingers when a violent explosion rips through the den, killing almost the entire gang. Meanwhile, Shizuko, a plain, timid nurse, is stuck behind her glasses on the night shift at a local hospital. She has to go out to a local convenience store to buy something. Drawn to the demolished building by the explosion, Shizuko discovers Suzuki slightly wounded. She helps him into an ambulance. They are joined by the only other survivor, the Jaguar driver, who hovers near death. Before we know it, Suzuki and Shizuko are on the run with a trunk full of bloody cash and a very enraged mobster. The timid young pair savor their first real taste of life as they fall in love, dodging the yakuza’s vengeance. This is one of the funniest comedies to emerge from Japan in recent years.

Friday, 18 May 2018
My secret cache
1997/83 mins.
Directed by Yagushi Shinobu

Sakiko who works in a bank loves money more than anything in the world. One day she knows about the 500 million yen cash hidden in the labyrinthian jungle. She displays her unbelievable power and starts an adventure in search for the money… Shinobu Yaguchi is one of the most talented new generation film directors. This fresh and very humorous comedy makes a big topic and was awarded the Judge’s special prize in the Hawaii International Film Festival.

Friday, 25 May 2018
Rainbow kids
1991/117 mins.
Directed by Okamato Kihashi

Suspense story adapted from Shin TENDO’s novel ‘The Big Kidnapping’, mass medias make a big news when the wealthy old lady is kidnapped. But looks like the kidnap team anger the lady somehow….