Shneidman Blues

A man, despondent over the course his life has taken, journeys up a mountain. Arriving at cliff’s edge, he ponders taking his life. However, before he can throw himself off, an eclectic collection of people show up and interfere with his end-of-life plans.

A comedy served with a heavy dose of cynicism that features a rap music sequence with dancing on a mountain top, “Shneidman Blues” is an unpredictable short movie.

19 cast members liven up the lush scenery with footage from around the world - US, France, Germany, Australia, UK and, of course, Japan - to give you an unforgettable movie viewing experience.

  • Kyoichi Komoto
    CODE-D: The House of the 8 Women
  • Kyoichi Komoto
    Key Cast
    "Cliff Man"
  • Ako Suizu
    Key Cast
    "Woman in Red"
    CODE-D: The House of the 8 Women
  • Masami Kimira
    Key Cast
    "Cliff man's wife"
  • Shinya Oowada
    Key Cast
    "Man in the blue shirt"
  • Ako Suizu
    CODE-D: The House of the 8 Women
  • Komoto d'act
    CODE-D: The House of the 8 Women
  • Yukika Kudo
    Executive producer
    Das Manyoshu
  • Maki Noguchi
    CODE-D: The House of the 8 Women
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    Drama, Social Satire
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    September 12, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    800,000 JPY
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  • Tateshina Kogen Film Festival OZU
    October 1, 2023
Director Biography - Kyoichi Komoto

Angou (1998)- Special July Prize at PFF Award competition
Atom's Light (2004) - Grand Prize at Tateshina Kogen Film Festival OZU
Imperfect World (2019) - Award Winner of the Best Foreign Film at Switzerland International
Film Festival
CODE-D: The House of the 8 Women (2022) - Award Winner of the Best Feature Film at Global India International Film Festival

Also prized and invited other international/Japanese film festivals.

Inugami (2001)/ Japan /Director: Masato Harada
Totsunyûseyo! Asama sansô jiken (2002) (English Title: the choice of Hercules) /Japan/ Director: Masato Harada
Kin'yû fushoku rettô: Jubaku (1999) (English Title: Spellbound) /Japan/ Director: Masato Harada
Universalove (2008) /France /Japan /Portugal /Serbia /US /Luxembourg
Director: Thomas Woschitz
AUN: The Beginning and the End of All Things (2011)/ Bolivia /Brazil/ Japan
Director: Edgar Honetschläger
Eternal (2020) : Japan, won the best leading actor at Sweden Film Award (June 2020)
Director: Shin Saito

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Director Statement

Losing people we care about is one of life’s most difficult challenges. When shooting “Shneidman Blues,” I constantly thought of friends who took their lives and how, if they’d been surrounded by humorous people like those in my film, they’d perhaps be with us today.
Our world and its people are not as bad as we sometimes think. I’d like to share a message of hope with those trapped by disease and war who feel they have no way out.