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The Japanese film studio “Warp Station Edo” serves as an impressive backdrop for numerous historical dramas. 64-year-old dental technician Haginoya approaches the studio to be hired as an extra in order to fulfill his great dream of becoming an actor – just like his idol Steve McQueen. Until he can follow in his footsteps with his first leading role, however, not only his own vanity but also demanding directors and the everyday madness on set stand in his way. Naoki MURAHASHI’s mockumentary is a loving homage to filmmaking and an ode to film extras – the unsung heroes of cinema. (Synopsis from Nippon Connection)

Film Festivals (selected): Nippon Connection, Japan Cuts, Japannual, Camera Japan Festival
Available to stream on (subject to change): n/a

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Naoki Murahashi

Nippon Connection
Japan Cuts
Camera Japan Festival