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TATSUMI

Movie Picture

Un Certain Regard
Directed by :
Eric KHOO 
Country:
SINGAPORE, INDONESIA
Year:
2011
Duration:
98.00 minutes

Synopsis

TATSUMI celebrates the life and work of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi's passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family. Already published as a teenager, talented Tatsumi finds even greater inspiration after meeting his idol, famous Disneyesque animator Osamu Tezuka. Despite his steady success, Tatsumi begins to question why Japanese comics should cater to children with cute and whimsical tales and drawings. In 1957, Tatsumi coins the term gekiga (dramatic pictures) and redefines the manga landscape by encouraging an alternative genre for adults. Realistic and disquieting, Tatsumi's work begins to grapple with the darker aspects of life...

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Eric KHOO
Eric KHOO © Rory Daniel

Credits

Contacts and useful links

Production

ZHAO WEI FILMS - Eric KHOO - 22 Scotts Road, Unit 01-28 Singapore 228221 - T : +65 6735 7053 - F : +65 6735 1181 - info@zhaowei.com - zhaowei.com INFINITE FRAMEWORKS (INDONESIE)

Distribution

TBC -

French press

Matilde Incerti - T : +33 (0)1 48 05 20 80 - matilde.incerti@free.fr

International press

FILM PRESS PLUS - Richard Lormand - T : +33 (0)9 70 44 98 65 - intlpress@aol.com - www.FilmPressPlus.com

Foreign sales

THE MATCH FACTORY - Michael Weber - Balthasarstrasse 79-81 50670 Köln Germany - T : +49 221 539 709-0 - F : +49 221 539 709-10 - info@matchfactory.de - www.the-match-factory.com