Toshiaki TOYODA 豊田利晃

The Miracle Of Crybaby Shottan

Nippon Cinema   ª 

The life of a Shogi (Japanese chess) player requires utmost commitment. Whoever does not achieve a certain rank by the age of 26 loses any and all chance of becoming a professional player. At 26, Shoji finds himself in a situation where only a miracle can help. In his latest picture, director Toshiaki TOYODA combines a sensitive character portrait with a fascinating study of a parallel society.

Toshiaki TOYODA, Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA

Sat., June 01, 2019, 14:30

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Mousonturm Saal

German premiere in presence of the director Toshiaki TOYODA and the actor Kiyohiko SHIBUKAWA

Original with English subtitles

Nakimushi shottan no kiseki

Japan 2018

127 minutes

Toshiaki TOYODA

Toshiaki TOYODA based on a novel by Shoji SEGAWA


About Toshiaki TOYODA

Toshiaki TOYODA was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1969 and was still a child when he began playing professional Shogi. He began his film career as a scriptwriter for Junji SAKAMOTO. His films have regularly been screened internationally ever since he debuted in 1998 with PORNOSTAR (1998 / NC ’00). Works of his screened at Nippon Connection include BLUE SPRING (2002 / NC ’02), THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH (2009 / NC ’10), I'M FLASH (2012 / NC ’13) and THE MIRACLE OF CRYBABY SHOTTAN (2018 / NC ’19).