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Makoto (Matsuya Onoe) is an elite bank clerk who works for a big bank at their Tokyo headquarters. Due to a minor mistake, he is demoted to a small branch office in a country town. Devastated by his situation, he retreats into musical daydreams of fantasy and runs into an interesting cast of characters who accentuate the small town, until he finally meets the beautiful Yoshino (Kanako Momota). She runs a goldfish scooping store. Makoto falls in love at first sight.

2021 | 92 mins | Japan | In Japanese & English | Color

IN-PERSON: Sunday, 9/19 at 1:00 PM at Theater #3
: Available Friday, 9/17 from 7:00 PM through Sunday, 9/19, 9:00 PM

About the Filmmaker

Born in 1984, from Tokyo prefecture. With ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. In 2012, he won the Grind-prix at the Louis Vuitton Journey Awards with his short film The Sun and The Moon, and won the Audience Award with A Piece of Dogu at SSFF & ASIA 2014. His first feature film I AM A MONK, was released in 2015. The film won the Audience Award at the Chicago Asian Pop-up Cinema and also the Platinum Award at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Yukinori Makabe

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Noriko Otani(manga)
Atsumi Tsuchi


Nicole IshidaAsuka Yamazoe
Hayato KakizawaNoboru Oji
Naoki KawanoGotaro
Masayasu KitayamaBranch Manager
Kanako MomotaYoshino Ikoma
Hitoe OhkuboMiyake
Matsuya OnoeMakoto Kashiba
Tsuruko ShôfukuteiPasserby
Ryôsuke TakeiMakoto’s ex-boss
Hiroshi YazakiKawanishi

Produced by 

Tomiharu Kajiwaraproducer
Takuya Kitazawaassistant producer
Hideto Sezakiproducer

Cinematography by 

Kôzô Shibasaki

Sound Department 

Hiro Ishizakasound designer