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  • Director

    Hirobumi Watanabe

  • Starring

    Gaku Imamura, Ringo, Hirobumi Watanabe

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  • Run Time

    116 mins

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  • Country of Origin


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  • Director of Photography: Bang Woohyun

  • Editor: Hirobumi Watanabe

  • Produced by: Yuji Watanabe

  • Music: Yuji Watanabe

  • Screenplay by: Hirobumi Watanabe

Director Bio

Hirobumi Watanabe

P&I - Director Bio

Born in Tochigi in 1982, Hirobumi Watanabe founded the production group Foolish Piggies Films in 2013 with his brother and film composer, Yuji, and began making films in his hometown. He wrote and directed And the Mud Ship Sails Away (2013), 7 Days (2015), and Poolsideman (2016), which won the Japanese Cinema Splash Award.


Party 'Round the Globe


Hirobumi Watanabe (director of the award-winning Poolsideman) writes, directs and stars in this genially tongue-in-cheek comedy drama that has distinct echoes of Jim Jarmusch’s Down By Law (1986). Two Beatles fans head off to a Paul McCartney concert at the Tokyo Dome. Deadpan Hikaru Honda leads a quiet life with his dog Ringo and tends to do the driving, while his motormouth friend Takafumi Hirayama (director Watanabe, always amusing and off-kilter) provides a funny and droll monologue. 

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