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Yellow Kid
(Jérô Kiddo)

by Tetsuya MARIKO

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In the quickly leafed through album of the morose Japanese annual film production, Testuya Mariko’s first feature film produced as part of the post-graduate program at Tokyo University of the Arts is an exciting discovery. Having recently lost his job as a dishwasher in a restaurant the young Tamura caresses modest hopes for a career in boxing. Hattori, comic cartoonist, gave up (we will say no more) to make the legendary champion Mikuni his hero and is looking for real-life models for his fictional characters. By organizing the collision of the first’s aspirations and the second’s obsessions, the film finds its original form in a rough-driven crossover between manga, gladly demiurge, and the boxing film whose inspiration is traditionally realistic. Behind what looks like a stylistic exercise, Mariko leaves us speculating about his apathy for a shameful underbelly cinema driven by every-day existential issues. Just how far will his Characters go ? JB

  • Titre français
    Yellow Kid
  • Original title
    Jérô Kiddo
  • Scénario
    Tetsuya Mariko
  • Photo
    Yutaka Aoki
  • Montage
    Ryoma Hirata
  • Son
    Hiroaki Kanachi
  • Musique
    Hiroshi Suzuki, Syunsuke okuchi
  • Interprétation
    Kaname Endo, Ryo Iwase, Marry Machida, Kazuki Namioka, Hideki Tamai
  • Production
    Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Producteur délégué
    Takashi Hara
  • Directeur artistique
    Yusuke Owaki, Hidekazu Kawasaki
  • Ventes internationales
    takano.chihiro@off.geidai.ac.gp
  • Sous-titrage

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