Experiencing Interruptions?


Tanaka, the designer behind a picture used in a famous advertising campaign, is being interviewed for a TV program. Yet when his boss discovers that Tanaka’s college friend Yusaku created a similar work, suspicion of plagiarism arises. Tanaka goes over to Yusaku's apartment to set things straight, unaware that he’s been followed by the TV film crew.

  • Kiichiro Kimura
  • Kiichiro Kimura
  • Kiichiro Kimura
  • Ippei Osako
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  • Sho Mineo
    Key Cast
  • Reiko Mori
    Key Cast
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    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2021
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    3,000 USD
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  • Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2022
    July 18, 2022
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • 7 Palms Entertainment
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Kiichiro Kimura

Kiichiro Kimura is a corporate film and TV director based in Tokyo. He grew up near Ginza, Tokyo where many theaters exist and his first theater experience was E.T. He was inspired by 70’s American films especially “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. When he was in college cinema club, he started making shorts like “Tokin Tokin Scooter Blues”. After he got his job as an assistant production designer in the feature film industry, he has never been able to go back to indie film making. But he has kept his dream through 20 years’ busy professional life. By influence of the pandemic, he got time to work on his own film again. Kiichiro is currently developing a plot of a family drama inspired by a tragic incident for a next step.

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Director Statement

After many years of producing advertising videos, I had become impatient and frustrated, deprived of creativity and time, and unable to make the films I truly wanted to create. It was at that moment when the Covid-19 pandemic came along and gave me the time to face my frustration head on.
 This film production began as a means of eliminating my frustration, so to speak, but it also became an opportunity for me to explore what frustration means to people, what kinds of feelings and actions it evokes, and how to come to terms with it. The film depicts both the plagiarizer and the plagiarized, and focuses not on right and wrong, but on that underlying feeling of “frustration.”
 The script was developed on this theme over the course of a year with a co-writer, and brought together a group of creators full of frustration and creativity who share a common struggle in the field of filmmaking. We were also lucky enough to meet 11 unique actors and actresses, and their characters, each struggling to fulfill his or her own desires, were successfully brought to life in front of the camera. Indeed, the production of this film did far more for me than merely eliminating the frustration had I had felt, and I am eagerly awaiting the next one.