06-24 November 2019

THE TREE AND THE PIROGUE

THE TREE AND THE PIROGUE

L'Arbre et la Pirogue

Pacific Showcase
Sébastien Marques

France

2018 / 25’ / Hawaii Premiere
First feature

Short film

THE TREE AND THE PIROGUE
THE TREE AND THE PIROGUE

It is the late 16th century and powerful warlord Nobunaga Oda is trying to unify Japan. After his recent victory in the Battle of Okehazama in which he killed his rival, Imagawa, he is suddenly defeated by the combined strength of the Azai and Asakura clans. As Nobunaga and his troops retreat from the battle, Kanbara (Masahiro Takashima), loyal vassal to the late lord Imagawa, seizes his opportunity to exact his revenge for the death of his master. But just when he thinks he has him, Kanbara and his men capture not one, not two, but THREE NOBUNAGAS (portrayed by Takahiro, Hayato Ichihara, and Yoshinori Okada). Now comes the hard part: Which one is the real Nobunaga, and which ones are decoys?


Smart, funny, sometimes even touching, and with just the right amount of sword-swinging action, THREE NOBUNAGAS is a hilarious whodunnit of historical proportions by writer-director Kei Watanabe. While the three characters keep you guessing, their comedic antics will have you laughing.

-Adrian Alarilla

Screenings
Monday 11 20:00 - 22:17Regal Dole Cannery 18
Tuesday 12 15:00 - 17:17Regal Dole Cannery 14
DirectorSébastien Marques.
CastIabe Lapacas, Jean-Pierre Swan and Maurice Haeweng.
ScreenplaySébastien Marques.
CinematographerIrina Lubtchansky.
EditorGrégoire Pontecaille.
SoundVictor Loeillet.
PrizePrix Océans (France TV Best script award)

Producer...Sébastien Marques

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