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ROBO-G

When:

Thu 15 May 2014, 7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2014!

Japanese films shown at the University of Waikato are usually screened on the second or third Thursday of the month from 7:00pm.

All films have English subtitles.
Admission is free and booking is not necessary.
Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

May film "ROBO-G"
(Director: Shinobu Yaguchi, 2012, 111min. Rating:PG, Cast:Mickey Curtis Yuriko Yoshitaka )
*May film has been changed from " The Cat Return" due to circumstances beyond of our control. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

'Swing Girls' director rewires his own comedy machine.

The latest from writer-director Yaguchi Shinobu, who has produced a string of hits including Happy Flight with his unique viewpoint and outstanding comedic sensibility. Mickey Curtis (KAMIKAZE TAXI}), credited as Igarashi Shinjiro, gives a wonderful performance as a stubborn old man in his first starring role.

Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi (Hamada Gaku) is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds an elderly man named Suzuki (Igarashi) who fits inside the suit perfectly, but...

Presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, the Japan Foundation, the University of Auckland, the University of Waikato.

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