Dai-Kenjyu

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Dai-Kenjyu

The Big Gun

Ohata Hajime
Japan, 2008
Shortfilms, 31min, OmeU

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Dai-Kenjyu

Ohata Hajime
Japan, 2008
Shortfilms, 31min, OmeU

Cast: 
Ono Takahiro
Miyagawa Hiromi
Okabe Nao
Miyake Kazuki
Sugie Yoshihiro
Screenplay: 
Ohata Hajime
Camera: 
Kajita Toyodo
Editor: 
Ohata Hajime

Production: 
Tokyo Film School, King Records
World Sales: 
King Records
Format: 
HDCam
Color

Ikuo receives a suspicious order from a client demanding him to manufacture ten guns in two months. After trial and error, the weapons are completed. But the client postpones the payment and orders 40 more. The unfulfilled agreement creates tension, ultimately leading to a war. Using guns, a metaphorical device, Ohata Hajime portrays our desire for and frustration with power, with such intense and vivid violence. (Jang Byung Won)