Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Whispering of the Gods" director Tatsushi Omori returns with a road movie

by Chris MaGee

Tatsushi Omori (above left), the man who brought us the controversial 2005 film "Whispering of the Gods (Gerumaniumu no yoru )" is returning to the directors chair with "Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni". The film has recently wrapped shooting and stars Shota Matsuda and Kengo Kora (above right) as two young men who have grown up in a juvenile institution and who hit the road when to visit their brother who is locked up in prison. No word if the juvenile institution is anything like the Catholic community in "Whispering of the Gods" which featured handjobs, sex with nuns, killing animals and the like, all of which passed the Japanese censors due to the fact that the film's producer, Genjiro Arato, screened the film in a tent to avoid it having to go through the ratings system. "Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni" won't be screening in a tent, though. It will be getting its world premiere at TokyoFilmeX in November. Thanks to Tokyograph for this interesting bit of news.

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