Nowhere Man

5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

Adapted from an avant-garde comic-strip by Yoshiharu Tsuge, this debut feature by the actor Naoto Takenaka is like a Japanese answer to the average 'Film on Four': earnest, quirky, over-emphatic and a little preachy. The meandering plot, a shaggy-dog story without the punchline, follows a down-at-heel comic-strip author whose work no longer sells; he tries to support his family by selling 'aesthetic' stones, tangles with the crook who controls the stone market, gets new inspiration from a mysterious bird-man, and winds up doing the lowliest work he can think of. As protests against materialism and the Japanese work ethic go, this is on the weak side, but it has a certain languorous charm.


Release details

110 mins

Cast and crew

Naoto Takenaka
Toshiharu Maruuchi
Naoto Takenaka
Jun Fubuki
Kotaro Saito
Miyako Yamaguchi
Hiroshi Kanabe
Ren Ohsugi
Tatsumi Kumashiro

Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars