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TANG AND ME

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From director Takaharo Miki comes a visually stunning and extremely heartfelt live-action adaptation of the renowned english novel A Robot in the Garden.

Ken (Kazunari Ninomiya of JPop supergroup ARASHI) has given up on his life and his training as a doctor since the tragic death of his father, and does nothing but play videogames, much to the chagrin of his loving wife Emi (Hikari Mitsushima). One sunny morning, Ken discovers a small rusty robot in his backyard and tries to chase it away. But the robot won’t leave, and when Ken finds himself kicked out of the house, the little droid decides that Ken is his new friend and begins to follow him everywhere. Ken wants to rid himself of this little robot named Tang as soon as possible and trade him in for a new shiny model.

However, unbeknownst to Ken or even the droid, Tang holds world-changing technology in his rusty innards. It’s not long before some shady characters catch wind of Tang, and the pair find themselves on a perilous journey across Asia. As Ken’s heart begins to open to Tang, he may find the courage to save the little droid and his marriage at the same time.

Set in a near future where technology has advanced and androids are as common as our smartphones, TANG AND ME features one of the most adorable robots in recent memory and is the most heartwarming feelgood family-friendly sci-fi of the year. Perfect for all ages, lovers of Japanese cinema will want to bring the kids along.

Credits

DIRECTOR(S)Takahiro Miki
PRODUCER(S)Atsuyuki Shimoda
SCREENWRITER(S)Arisa Kaneko
CASTKazunari Ninomiya, Hikari Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa, Nao, Tetsuya Takeda
CINEMATOGRAPHERTakuro Ishizaka

Details

PREMIERE STATUS: US PREMIERE

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YEAR: 2022
RUN TIME: 115 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese
SUBTITLES: English

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