Everyone is a lowlife, but they all love cinema…


Original Title                    Gesu no Ai
Released Year 2016
Genre Crime/Drama
Language Japanese


Screening Format DCP/HDCAM/Blu-ray
Screening Format with English subtitles        DCP/HDCAM/Blu-ray
Director(s) Eiji Uchida

Kiyohiko Shibukawa

Yoshihiko Hosoda

Maya Okano

Shugo Oshinari


Kanji Furutachi

Kanji Tsuda

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Third Window Films        gesunoai@thirdwindowfilms.com




Tetsuo (Kiyohiko Shibukawa) is a lowlife. A film director with a small indie hit many years back, yet he has never gotten any further as he refuses to go against his 'artistic integrity'. 

He gets by exploiting his friend Mamoru (Yoshihiko Hosoda) & the students of his actors' school. One day two new students come to his school: Minami (Maya Okano), a naive and fresh girl from the countryside who wants to be an actress and Ken (Shugo Oshinari), a scriptwriter. 

Tetsuo thinks Minami could be a real star and Ken has a brilliant script which could relaunch his career as a director, with Minami his muse. With the help of Kida (Denden), an unsavory film producer, they strive to turn this project into something tangible, but Minami's ability starts to turn the heads of other film directors such as Kano (Kanji Furutachi) and Shinjo (Kanji Tsuda), and soon Tetsuo's world stars to unravel.