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Beautiful New Bay Area Project (2013)

Byutifuru nyu bei eria purojekuto (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Action, Drama | 20 March 2013 (Hong Kong)
A company president (Emoto Tasuku) is pursued by a Kung fu fighting co-worker (Mita Moa) after he steals her nameplate from the staff board.

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mao Mita Mao Mita
Tasuku Emoto
Jinsei Morishita Jinsei Morishita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Atsushi Abe Atsushi Abe
Kensuke Ashihara Kensuke Ashihara
Yuri Ishizaka Yuri Ishizaka
Teruo Kowata Teruo Kowata
Masaharu Sagawa Masaharu Sagawa
Kazuya Shimizu Kazuya Shimizu
Hideki Sugiguchi Hideki Sugiguchi
Aya Takekô Aya Takekô
Takeshi Uehara Takeshi Uehara
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Storyline

While inspecting a wharf, young Amano, president of an urban planning company, meets beautiful laborer Takako and falls in love at first sight. However, she does not return his affections, so he steals her ID card and goes on the run from the infuriated Takako. Written by yusufpiskin

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Short | Action | Drama

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Ryota Nakanishi turned off editing the film because of his writing thesis. See more »

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Mubi Selection
1 January 2021 | by yusufpiskinSee all my reviews

I had never heard of Kiyoshi Kurosawa before the Mubi retrospective but I'm a huge fan of his style: the spare soundtracking, heightened and sensual sound design, and absolutely perplexing and entrancing characterization. This is a martial arts (short) film, but it doesn't become that until the last 10 minutes of its half hour runtime. In the run up, it teases a virus mystery, an industrial intrigue caper, a ghost story, and a rom com, all before revealing the martial arts theme before a classic fight chain up the floors of the company building against lackeys to build up to a final boss fight (which is subverted as well). The fight scenes are extremely good, lacking the over-the-top choreography of many martial arts flicks. Well worth the watch.


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Country:

Japan | Hong Kong

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 March 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful New Bay Area Project See more »

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2.35 : 1
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