A Story of Yonosuke

  • Yokomichi Yonosuke
  • Japan 2012, DCP, 160 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director: Shuichi OKITA
  • Script: Shiro MAEDA, Shuichi OKITA after the story of the same title by Shuichi YOSHIDA
  • Production: NIKKATSU Corporation, KIRISHIMA 1945 Production
  • Director of Photography: Ryuto KONDO
  • Music: Ren TAKADA
  • World Sales: Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Actors: Kengo KORA, Yuriko YOSHITAKA, Sosuke IKEMATSU, Ayumi ITO, Go AYANO
  • Friday, June 7, 7:15 p.m. Mousonturm Saal
  • Saturday, June 8, 10:30 p.m. Mal Seh'n Kino
  • German premiere in presence of the director Shuichi OKITA
  • NCA


Young Yonosuke comes to mid-80s Tokyo planning on starting his studies. Sounds familiar? Yes, but this simple premise is all director Shuichi OKITA needs to give us a movie so heart-warming and funny that we are sure it will become an instant hit with the festival audience. After seeing this movie you will consider Yonosuke a personal best friend of yours.

Shuichi OKITA was born in 1977 and debuted in 2006 with his feature film THE WONDERFUL WORLD after he had successfully started out as a short film director. His last feature film THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN did not only win the Special Jury Price at the Tokyo International Film Festival but also the Nippon Cinema Award at last year's Nippon Connection.

2006 The Wonderful World (Kono subarashiki sekai); 2009 The Chef of the South Polar (Omoshiro nankyoku ryorinin / NC '10); 2012 The Woodsman and the Rain (Kitsutsuki to ame / NC '12)

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