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Nowhere Man


Best-known in the west for his scene-stealing performance as a obsessive cha-cha enthusiast in the 1996 hit film Shall We Dance, Naoto Takenaka is also a respected filmmaker in his own right, crafting such domestically praised works as 119 and Tokyo Biyori. Takenaka's directorial debut, Muno no Hito concerns a down-and-out cartoonist who turns to an unlikely vocation when his comic book gig goes sour. The film focuses on manga artist Sukezo Sukegawa (Takenaka), who, after his chosen career tanks and...more