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Directed by: Hideo Nakata 2018 | 125 min.

Section: HIFF Spring Showcase

Premiere: World Premiere


A dramatic break from his usual genre fare, LIFE IN OVERTIME is a touching and uplifting dramedy from renowned Japanese director Hideo Nakata (THE RING series, KAIDAN) featuring an all star cast, based on the acclaimed novel by Makiko Uchidate.

The time has come and Sosuke Tashiro (Hiroshi Tachi, EIGHT RANGER) is retiring from the bank where he worked for his entire career. But instead of being excited about his new life of leisure, Sosuke can’t help but feeling useless and unfulfilled. Though his wife Chigusa (Hitomi Kuroki, KAIDAN, 20TH CENTURY BOYS) urges him to get over it, he just can’t seem to adjust, feeling as though he’s missed out on something in life. When a younger woman sparks his eye (played by Ryoko Hirosue, DEPARTURES, KEY OF LIFE, HANA’S MISO SOUP, MIXED DOUBLES) and a young tech entrepreneur approaches him with a unique opportunity, Sosuke wonders if these two may offer him the new lease on life he’s looking for.

A funny, heartwarming film about aging, family, life, and adapting to its ups and downs, LIFE IN OVERTIME proves you’re never too old to find yourself.

-Anna Page


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Cast & Crew

Director Hideo Nakata
Screenwriter Nonji Nemoto
Cast Ryoko Hirosue, Hitomi Kuroki, Hiroshi Tachi, Tomorowo Taguchi, Asami Usuda
Cinematographer Koichi Saito
Writer Makiko Uchidate
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