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    Jam

    Directed by

    Japan

    2018

    102 min

    • Japanese

    Drama

    Hiroshi, Takeru and Tetsuo all live in the same city. Hiroshi is an unpopular idol singer and he feels a void in his life. He is placed under confinement by his fan Masako. Takeru believes that a girl returns to consciousness. Tetsuo decides to take revenge on a yakuza who sent him to prison.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Shintarô Akiyama
    Shô Aoyagi
    Keita Machida
    Screenplay
    SABU
    Sales
    FREE STONE PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    FREE STONE PRODUCTIONS
    Sabu

    Sabu

    Japan

    Born in Wakayama Prefecture, Sabu studied at an Osaka fashion school before deciding to go to Tokyo to become a professional musician. It was suggested he try acting and in 1986 he made his film debut in SOROBANZUKU. He earned his first starring role in the 1991 WORLD APARTMENT HORROR, a live-action film directed by Katsuhiro Ōtomo of Akira fame. Working from a script he wrote himself, he made his directorial debut with the 1996 DANGAN RUNNER, a film that set his early style of "quirky action-comedies propelled by characters who hurtle headlong though squirming narratives steered more by the forces of incidence and coincidence than the actions of the protagonists themselves." Shin'ichi Tsutsumi played the lead in Sabu's first five films. BLESSING BELL, starring Susumu Terajima (who has played minor roles in nearly all of Sabu's films), was a turn away from his kinetic, parodic, and black comedy narratives, and earned the NETPAC Award at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival. Later films featured the J-pop band V6. In 2009, he directed THE CRAB CANNERY SHIP, a modern adaptation of a classic of Japanese proletarian literature written by Takiji Kobayashi.
    He has continued to work as an actor, such as in Takashi Miike's ICHI THE KILLER (2001).

    Selected Filmography