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YUDO

湯道

Pity those who chose a walk-in shower over a soaking tub as you float through YUDO: THE WAY OF THE BATH. Two estranged brothers inherit Marukin Hot Springs, a small-town bathhouse. One sees it as an homage to their late father; the other – a struggling architect – as lucrative real estate for condos.

Their eclectic collection of townsfolk customers show them the value of the bath goes way beyond a scrub and soak, like the early morning songstress, the gaijin who must prove worthy to his father-in-law, and the “bath hermit” whose scraggly beard and eyebrows can’t hide his washing wisdom. Throw in a perky assistant with a mountainside furo backstory, an onsen-snob academic author, and a hilarious bath philosophy dojo and the audience is invited into the celebration of bath culture while having sly fun with its regimens, traditions and often hyperbolic history. If the brothers can mend their separate ways they may discover being in hot water is not so bad after all.

Expertly blending comedy and drama, director Masayuki Suzuki (MASQUERADE HOTEL) presents quintessential Japanese fare with YUDO: THE WAY OF THE BATH. Starring Toma Ikuta and Gaku Hamada in the lead as the bathhouse brothers, the film also features an all-star supporting ensemble cast sharing their love of the bath in all shapes and sizes.
-Tom Brislin

「おくりびと」などの脚本家で放送作家の小山薫堂が、自身の提唱する「湯道(ゆどう)」をもとにオリジナル脚本を手がけ、お風呂を通じて交差する人間模様を描いた群像ドラマ。亡き父が遺した銭湯「まるきん温泉」に戻ってきた建築家の三浦史朗は、店を切り盛りする弟・悟朗に、銭湯をたたんでマンションに建て替えることを伝える。一方、郵便局員の横山は「入浴、お風呂について深く顧みる」という「湯道」に魅せられ、湯道会館で家元から湯を学んでいる。定年後は退職金で自宅に檜風呂を導入したいと考えているが、家族には言い出せずにいた。そんなある日、まるきん温泉のボイラー室でボヤ騒ぎが発生し、悟朗が入院。店の看板娘・いづみの助言もあり、史朗が弟に代わって数日間だけ店主を務めることになる。生田斗真が主演を務め、弟・悟朗を濱田岳、銭湯で働くいづみを橋本環奈が演じる。監督は「マスカレード」シリーズの鈴木雅之。

 

 

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KAUA‘I SCREENING:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | 6:00PM | WAIMEA THEATER

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HILO SCREENING:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 | 7:30PM | THE PALACE THEATER

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Credits

DIRECTOR(S)Masayuki Suzuki
PRODUCER(S)Hiroki Wakamatsu, Kazutoshi Wadakura, Kensuke Zushi, Toshinori Yamaguchi, Tatsuya Kato
SCREENWRITER(S)Kundo Koyama
CASTToma Ikuta, Gaku Hamada, Kanna Hashimoto, Fumiyo Kohinata, Akira Emoto
CINEMATOGRAPHERShoji Ehara

Details

PREMIERE STATUS: WORLD PREMIERE

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YEAR: 2022
RUN TIME: 126 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Japanese
SUBTITLES: English

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