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NY Premiere

Director: Ryuichi Hiroki

Japan, 2003, 95 min

Festival Year:2004

Category:Narrative Feature

Cast:Shinobu Terajima, Nao Ohmori, Tomoro Taguchi

Crew:Production: Akira Morishige, Studio Three Co., Ltd. - Camera: Suzuki Kazuhiro - editor: Hiroki Ryuichi - music: Ishikawa Hikaru

Sales:Gold View Co., Ltd. - +81 35 342 7267 - F: +81 35 342 7268


Ryuichi Hiroki is one of the most significant voices of Japanese cinema today. The film is an adaptation of Maria Akasaka's novel of the same name. Rei Hayakawa (Shinobu Terajima) is a freelance writer that doesn't fit the description of the typical Japanese woman. She hears voices in her head, and has sleeping problems, eating disorders and drinks excessively. On Valentine's Day, she meets - and is smitten by - the truck driver Takatoshi (Nao Ohmori from Ichi the Killer). She joins him on a journey in his bumpy and shaky truck - which vibrates in tune with her uneasy soul. Vibrator is an economical, stylish and beautiful film, letting us inside a modern woman's inner being. An excellent and different road movie.


About the director

Ryuichi Hiroki was born in Japan and has for more than two decades been one of the country's leading directors in the erotic fantasy genre known as Pinku. In 1989, during a break from filmmaking, he launched the chess magazine "Shogi Journal." Among his more than thirty films are the mainstream hits "Sadistic City" and "800 Two Lap Runner".

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