28.06. - 06.07.2013.
film program
Dead sushi / DEDDO SUSHi
2012, 99min
Noboru Iguchi
Rina Takeda, Kanji Tsuda, Toru Tezuka, Takamasa Suga, Takashi Nishina, Asami, Yui Murata, Jiji Boo, Kentaro Shimazu, Shigeru Matsuzaki
Action / Comedy / Horror
Official Trailer
Sinopsis: Keiko (Rina Takeda) is the daughter of a legendary sushi chef. Hoping to follow in his footsteps, she enters into training under her father’s guidance. His kung fu-like regime is rigid, pushing her to impossible mental and physical limits and Keiko, unable to bear the strain, runs away from home. Finding work at a rural hot springs inn, she is dismayed to find that her co-workers are an eccentric lot who have it in for the new girl. Complicating matters is the arrival of a group of employees from Komatsu Pharmaceutical there to sample the inn’s famous specialty sushi. Following them in pursuit of revenge is Yamada (Kentaro Shimazu), a medical researcher betrayed by the Komatsu president. Disgruntled and seeking revenge, Yamada injects the hotel sushi with a drug that not only brings it to life, but also turns it into ferocious, bloodthirsty killers! Fighting back with the assistance of the inn’s disgraced former sushi chef Sawada (Shigeru Matsuzaki), Keiko turns her kung fu on the flying killers. But will it be enough to fend off the unremitting terror of the killer fish and rice?
Bio: Born in 1969 in Tokyo, Noboru Iguchi is practically a one-man genre film factory, working in a genre known as “Noboru Iguchi movies,” which marry a fetishistic personal vision with a remarkably self-assured filmmaking method, tied to a complete unwillingness to self-censor any crazy idea that comes into his head. He began filmmaking in 1996, and shot his first professional feature, “A Larva to Love”, in 2003. He works frequently as an actor, and has also worked in Japan’s adult video industry as a director, but his international career really took off with the release of the Tokyo Shock production “The Machine Girl” in 2008, followed by “Robo-Geisha” in 2009, “Mutant Girls Squad” in 2010, and a live-action update of the 1970’s transforming hero TV show, Karate-Robo Zaborgar in 2011. Iguchi shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, having in recent years created two TV series , “The Ancient Dogoo Girl” and its follow-up “Dogoon Five”, a reboot of the popular J-horror series “Tomie”, the extreme splatter comedy “Zombie Ass: Toilet Of The Dead”, a short film segment for the international anthology film “The ABCs of Death”, and his latest feature, the killer food action comedy “Dead Sushi”, starring martial arts prodigy Rina Takeda.