THE FOREIGN DUCK, THE NATIVE DUCK… on UK DVD January 11th
From FISH STORY and GOLDEN SLUMBER Director Yoshihiro Nakamura
Source: Third Window Films press release
Official Movie Site: thirdwindowfilms.com/the-foreign-duck-the-native-duck (UK)
Special Thanks to Claire Marty
On January 11th, 2013, THE FOREIGN DUCK, THE NATIVE DUCK AND GOD IN A COIN LOCKER (アヒルと鴨のコインロッカー, Ahiru to Kamo to Koinrokka, 2007) comes to DVD in the United Kingdom from distributor Third Window Films. Yoshihiro Nakamura, the internationally acclaimed director and writer behind FISH STORY and GOLDEN SLUMBER brings another topsy-turvy tale that will have you guessing till the thrilling climax!
Moving into his new apartment in Sendai, college student Shiina (Gaku Hamada from ULTRAMAN GAIA: THE BATTLE IN HYPERSPACE, FISH STORY, SPACE BROTHERS) meets his new neighbor Kawasaki (Eita from HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI, MEMORIES OF MATSUKO). Tall, confident Kawasaki and short, mild-mannered Shiina seem to be unlikely candidates for friendship, but they click over a mutual interest in Bob Dylan.
Kawasaki is an odd duck, but in an irresistibly cool and charming kind of way, and Shiina can’t help but be drawn into his more exciting, if slightly loony world. Kawasaki’s head is full of unpredictable ideas, like his absurd warnings about pet shop owner Reiko (Nene Otsuka from LIMIT OF LOVE: UMIZARU, I WISH) or his even more absurd plan to steal a dictionary for their Bhutanese neighbor. Next thing Shiina knows, he’s standing watch with a toy gun outside the bookstore, on the beginning of their bizarre, existential adventure…
Gaku Hamada – Shiina
Eita – Kawasaki
Megumi Seki – Kotomi
Kei Tamura – Dorje
Nene Ohtsuka – Reiko
Directed by Yosihiro Nakamura
Based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka
Screenplay by Yoshihiro Nakamura & Kenichi Suzuki
Produced by Yasushi Utagawa, Hitoshi Endo
Photography Jin Ohashi
Graphic Design MATCH & Co
Produced by Amuse Soft Entertainment Inc. / SKY Perfect Well Think Co., Ltd. / Yomiko Advertising Inc. / dub Corporation / Higashi Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / The Kahoku Shimpo
© “2 Ducks” Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2013
Running Time: 110 minutes
Number of discs: 1
Region 2, PAL
Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
Original Japanese Audio in 5.1 Surround Sound
Removable English Subtitles
35 minute ‘Making Of’
About Third Window Films
The Third Window Films brand was born in 2005 when its film-loving founders grew bored of the stream of worn-out shock horror vehicles from the Far East.
Third Window Films works hard to bring you the wonderful world beyond long-haired ghost films and mindless Hollywood action copies, sourcing the finest works in new Far Eastern cinema. We strive to represent a rich variety of film genres, be they dramas, comedies, political satires, action or anything else in between. Expect everything from the unknown and cult to the off-beat and even the occasional mainstream masterpiece… or expect nothing but quality Asian cinema!
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