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OFFBEAT COPS

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OFFBEAT COPS is both a tender comedic caper and a chronicle of failure and second chances. The film follows an overbearing, loose-cannon detective (played with sublime command by the always terrific and charismatic Hiroshi Abe, THERMAE ROMAE, STILL WALKING and many other HIFF favorites from Japan) who, after going full “Dirty Harry” one time too many, is handed a fate worse than the indignity of a firing: he is shunted off to the police band, in bad need of a drummer for its final concert. Humiliated, he barks up a blue streak, until he starts feeling the beat and gets a chance at redemption.

The latest from director Eiji Uchida (Netflix’s THE NAKED DIRECTOR series) turns in a hilarious, off-kilter and ultimately heartwarming comedy that follows the tried-and-true formula of immovable protagonists with dogged determination who are transformed for the better by taking them out of their comfort zone.

Credits

DIRECTOR(S)Eiji Uchida
PRODUCER(S)Kazuhiro Yokoyama, Tomoharu Kusunoki
SCREENWRITER(S)Eiji Uchida
CASTHiroshi Abe**, **Nana Seino, Hayato Isomura, Mahiro Takasugi, Mitsuko Baisho
CINEMATOGRAPHERMaki Ito

Details

PREMIERE STATUS: HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

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YEAR: 2022
RUN TIME: 119 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese
SUBTITLES: English

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