MOONLIGHT DINER

A mysterious girl, Ai, appears at Rei, who runs a diner alone. Ray has no choice but to accept Ai who wants to be hired. At that time, an incident occurs at Diner. Meanwhile, in an illegal casino, a blind man tells the story of a treasure hidden in a grave by a wealthy man. When multiple episodes come together, the truth and the whole story emerge.

Multiple stories, such as "The Incident at Diner," "The Story at an Illegal Casino," and "The Story of a Runaway Girl and a Detective," proceed in an omnibus style, eventually becoming one story. When the truth is revealed, the audience is amazed by the magic of the time series and realizes that the theme is "family love." Heart-warming hard-boiled that ends with a warm feeling.

  • Kyoji Kamui
    Director
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Kyoji Kamui
    Writer
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Kyoji Kamui
    Producer
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Rei Sugai
    Key Cast
    "Rei"
    Payphone
  • Miko Nakagawa
    Key Cast
    "Ai"
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Mitsunari Sakamoto
    Key Cast
    "Sawamura"
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Chiaki Hiratsuka
    Key Cast
    "Misaki"
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Hiroyuki Hagita
    Key Cast
    "Joujima"
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Kyoji Kamui
    Key Cast
    "Blackcat"
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Shunsaku Kudo
    Key Cast
    "kawatou"
    SMOKY&BITTER
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 47 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,980,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Language:
    Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Theatrical release in japan(at "Ikebukuro Cinema Rosa")
    Tokyo
    Japan
    March 5, 2022
  • Theatrical release in japan(at "Theater Seven")
    Osaka
    Japan
    March 19, 2022
  • Barcelona International Film Festival 2022
    Barcelona
    Spain
    February 5, 2022
    Best Feature Film
  • Barcelona International Film Festival 2022
    Barcelona
    Spain
    February 5, 2022
    Best Foreign language feature
  • London International Filmmaker Festival 2022
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 18, 2022
    Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Foreign Language Film
  • London International Filmmaker Festival 2022
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 18, 2022
    Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature Film (Kyoji Kamui)
  • NICE Internatiomnal Film Festival 2022
    NICE
    France
    May 21, 2022
    Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Language Film (Hiroyuki Hagita)
  • Film Fest International PARIS
    NICE
    France
    May 21, 2022
    Outstanding Actor in a Foreign Language Film (Mitsunari Sakamoto)
  • 76 FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA DI SALERNO (76)
    salerno
    Italy
    November 28, 2022
    Nominated for feature film competition
  • World Cinema Antwerp
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature Film (Kyoji Kamui)
  • World Independent Cinema Awards
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film (Rei Sugai)
  • Broadstairs Internatiomnal Film Festival
    Broadstairs
    United Kingdom
    Best Actor (Shunsaku Kudo)
  • World Class Film Awards
    Mexico city
    Mexico
    June 17, 2023
    Best original story
Director Biography - Kyoji Kamui

He has appeared in many movies in Japan since the 1990s. He suddenly retired in his heyday and surprised his fans, but in 2018, he suddenly started making movies. He writes, directs, shoots, edits, produces, almost everything by himself. It has a unique view of the world and has a different sense from many Japanese film directors.

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Director Statement

I am grateful to the many international film festivals for choosing the previous film "SMOKY & BITTER". We would also like to thank the Japanese press for reporting the award-winning news. This is my new work "MOONLIGHT DINER".