ALMOST COMING, ALMOST DYING

(Original Title:くも漫/ Kumoman. ) 

ALMOST COMING, ALMOST DYING

90 min / 2016 / Japan / Color / DCP / 5.1ch

Category Comedy
CAST
Nou Misoo
Elisa Yanagi "Shin Godzilla"
Ryoko Tateishi "A Stitch of Life"
Mitsuru "Traces of Sin"
CREW
Director: Toshimasa Kobayashi *first feature film
Original Comic "Kumoman." by Manabu Nakagawa
Writer: Hiroyuki Abe "Bokuniwa mada tomodachiga inai"
Film Festivals & Awards
Fantasia 2017
Duration/Release
90 min / 2016 / Japan / Color / DCP / 5.1ch

Synopsis

Celebrating his successful come-back as a teacher after being out of work for many years, Manabu (29) goes to a sexual massage salon to treat himself on New Year's Eve. When he is about to reach climax, he is suddenly struck by a severe headache and sent to hospital naked to his embarrassment. He is now diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage and needs to go through brain surgery, but his main concern relates to the shameful fact of where exactly he has fellen down - the fact which his family demands to know...


Introduction

This is a true story of a man who miraculously survives from a severe illness called subarachnoid hemorrhage, but the whole journey was rather full of embarrassing moments for him to go through... Directed by a first time feature director Toshimasa Kobayashi, the film is based on a comic "Kumoman." (torch comics / LEED) by Manabu Nakagawa (the real protagonist of the story) who has previously worked with Kobayashi for a TV drama "Bokuniwa mada tomodachiga inai (I still do not have any friends)" which Nakgawa has originally written.

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