Naoki MURAHASHI 村橋直樹

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The Japanese film studio “Warp Station Edo” serves as an impressive backdrop for numerous historical dramas. 64-year-old dental technician Haginoya approaches the studio to be hired as an extra in order to fulfill his great dream of becoming an actor – just like his idol Steve McQueen. Until he can follow in his footsteps with his first leading role, however, not only his own vanity but also demanding directors and the everyday madness on set stand in his way. Naoki MURAHASHI’s mockumentary is a loving homage to filmmaking and an ode to film extras – the unsung heroes of cinema.


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Tue, 09. June 2020

Sun, 14. June 2020

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Comedy Mockumentary

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Japan 2019

89 minutes

Director
Naoki MURAHASHI

Script
Hirohito GOTO

Cinematography
Hirohisa FUJITA

Music
Masamichi TORII

About Naoki MURAHASHI
村橋直樹

Naoki MURAHASHI was born in 1979 and has worked on TV shows of all kinds from “superhero” shows to news programming. His career started in documentary and music program production, he went on to a position at NHK, and eventually got into TV drama production. MURAHASHI’s work includes NASTY PIECE OF WORK (2016), NAOTORA: THE LADY WARLORD (2017), and AN INVISIBLE CRADLE (2018). EXTRO (2019 / NC ’20) is his first feature-length film.

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