The Actor | 俳優 亀岡拓次 J-Film


Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

Yokohama’s little salute to the Japanese film industry.

Kaori Shoji, The Japan Times

Takuji Kameoka is a 37 year old bachelor who has carved out a career as a supporting actor. He is very talented and in much demand, so he has never had to struggle for roles like many of his acting brethren. Unlike his action-filled days, Kameoka's nights are not at all exciting and we mostly find him drinking alone in dive bars after a hard day under the lights. One night, after visiting a bar used as a location shoot, he meets and falls in love with the bar owner, the enticing Azumi. Right after this encounter, a world famous director offers Kameoka a leading role. Is this role what every actor dreams of? An opportunity to swap his humdrum life for major success?

Starring Ken Yasuda, Kumiko Aso, Hirofumi Arai



Satoko Yokohama graduated from the Film School of Tokyo in 2004. She gathered attention for her independent debut film German Plus Rain (2007). In 2008, she directed her feature debut film Bare Essence of Life, which was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival and many other festivals. The film was highly acclaimed, with Kenichi Matsuyama winning the Best Actor at the Mainichi Film Awards.

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