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Monthly Japanese Movie: Wood Job

Monthly Japanese Movie: Wood Job

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  • Tue 27 Sep ’16, 5:45pm – 8:00pm
  • Thu 29 Sep ’16, 5:45pm – 8:00pm


Embassy of Japan, Level 18, 100 Willis Street, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Come along to our monthly Japanese film night!

Japanese films shown at the Embassy of Japan are usually screened on the last Tuesday and Thursday of the month from 6 pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 5:45 pm.

All films have English subtitles.

Booking is not necessary

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Rating: PG
Cast: Masami Nagasawa, Shota Sometani, Hideaki Ito
Released: 2014
Genre: Drama

Director Shinobu Yaguchi, whose hit films include Waterboys and Swing Girls, delivers a comedy replete with laughter and emotional drama.

Having flunked his university entrance exams, Hirano sees a recruitment ad for a logging company and decides on a whim to apply. This launches him into a year-long traineeship in rural Japan, where he learns more than just the finer arts of forestry. In his new environment, everything is awkwardly unfamiliar.

But can Hirano’s interactions with the villagers and their old style traditions and beliefs (not least, their fertility rituals) win him over to their way of life? With a good sprinkling of comedy and drama, Wood Job! is a coming-of-age story that focuses on the myriad emotions teenagers experience during periods of change and personal growth - ultimately leading to empowerment.

Based on a first-come, first served basis. Lifts are available from 5:30 pm. The entrance will be closed if the theatre reaches capacity. A short Japan Video Topics DVD will be shown from 5:45 pm before the start of the feature film at 6 pm.

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