Shabondama Elegy

Ian Kerkhof Feature film - 1999 - 86 min.

Gouden Kalf-winnaar

Speciale Juryprijs Ian Kerkhof

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Experimental feature set in Tokyo about the extreme and passionate love between the crook Jack (Thom Hoffman) and the 20-year-old porn starlet Keiko. Just out of jail, Jack fears for his life because both the police and a Yakusa boss want to kill him. He goes into hiding with Keiko, a porn star (played by a well-known Japanese porn star) whom he met in a bar. Shabondama Elegy was entirely shot with digital cameras and breaks through the conventions of conventional genres. The film is a mixture of fiction, documentary, crime thriller, cult and porn films. During the shoot in Tokyo, Thom Hoffman and actress Mai Hoshino lived together in an apartment. For 24 hours a day, two digital cameras recorded their lives. The footage was used for the film.

Credits

Director(s) Ian Kerkhof
Script Ian Kerkhof
Producer(s) Peter van Vogelpoel
Akihiro Suzuki
Production Company
Argus Film Produktie bv
Stance Company
Noriaki Nakagawa
Director of Photography
Tsuji Thomohiko
Production Design
Kei Yoshimura
Keiko Irino
Editing
Mixage
Tom Stramrood
Sound on Set
Harry Caganof
Music
Cast
Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands, Japan