October 7, 2006 - Camelot Theatres
Doors open for Complimentary Refreshments at 9:00 AM
Film Begins Promptly at 9:30 AM

“Who's Camus Anyway?
West Coast Premiere

The story is set on the campus of a university in Tokyo.  Students from the literature department’s “film workshop” are about to start shooting their movie “The Bored Murderer”, part of their course curriculum.  Everyone is in a rush to prepare for the shoot, but the lead actor drops out suddenly, and the team is forced to search for a replacement at the last minute.  Matsukawa, the director, and Hisada, the first assistant, and other members of the team have their own personal problems with life and love, and the story unfolds “just like in the movies”.  Matsukawa’s shallow attitude to his girlfriend, Yukari, and the behavior of the mysterious Ikeda, who is to play the lead role of the schoolboy murderer, add to the confusion of the whole situation.  As for the one-time director, now lecturer, professor Nakajo, he is also harboring desires for the female student Rei, whilst hiding behind his calm, supportive exterior.  Rei, in turn, has a completely different agenda. Everything comes to a head in an unexpected and tumultuous climax.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cannes Film Festival (Director’s Fortnight)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – New York Film Festival
WINNER - Tokyo International Film Festival - Best Picture (Japanese Eyes Sidebar)

“Ferociously witty and hypnotically alert”  -  “Meticulously choreographed”  The IFC Blog

Writer/Director:  Mitsuo Yanagimachi
Drama / Comedy
In Japanese w/English subtitles
Run Time:  115 min.
Note:  Strong, implied violence
Official Site in Japanese