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Director:Shingo Ota

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World Premiere

10/24 15:45-   10/27 20:35-   

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111min Japanese Color | 2014 Japan | 


Film director and actor Shingo Ota, known for his highly acclaimed documentary facing his friend's suicide, The End of The Special Time We Were Allowed, now tackles social problems by depicting youths in the worst slum in Japan. It was filmed with local support in some of Osaka's roughest areas, using a semi-documentary approach to capture the lifestyles of their inhabitants. With Fragile, Ota is determined to show that poverty, illness, and crime are problems of our own, not someone else's.

Schedule & TicketData


10/24 15:45 - (111min)

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/27 20:35 - (111min)


Guest (tentative): Q&A: Shingo Ota(Director/Screenplay/Editor/Actor), Kotaro Date(Producer), Akinobu Kawatsu(Associate Producer/Line Producer)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥1000 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


Situation of seats

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On Sale form Oct.23

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Shingo Ota

Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1985. The End of the Special Time We Were Allowed, a documentary seven years in the making that confronts the suicide of a friend, was nominated for a New Asian Currents award at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2013. Also active as a stage actor, working with theater troupe Chelfitsch. Fragile is his first feature film.

Director/Screenplay/Editor : Shingo Ota
Executive Producer : Hidetoshi Katori, Kotaro Date
Producer : Ryohei Tsutsui
Associate Producer/Line Producer : Akinobu Kawatsu
Cinematographer : Kentaro Kishi
Sound Director : Ryoma Ochiai
Music : abirdwhale

Shingo Ota
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Uta Kohaku
Haruka Yamaguchi
Ryo Sato
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