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Director  Shinobu Yaguchi
Duration  
Story by  Shiwon Miura
Country  Japan
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Running time  1h 56m
Screenplay  Shinobu Yaguchi
Language  Japanese
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Release date  10 May 2014 (2014-05-10) (Japan)
Based on  Kamusari naa naa Nichijo  by Shion Miura
Writer  Shiwon Miura (based on the novel by), Shinobu Yaguchi (screenplay)
Cast  Shota Sometani (Yuki Hirano), Masami Nagasawa (Naoki Ishii), Hideaki Ito (Yoki Iida), Naomi Nishida (Yuko Nakamura), Akira Emoto (Toshiro Yamane), Yuka (Miki Iida)
Similar movies  Seven Samurai, The Last Samurai, 47 Ronin, DragonHeart, The Bridge on the River Kwai, 13 Assassins

Wood Job! is a 2014 Japanese comedy film written and directed by Shinobu Yaguchi and based on the novel Kamusari naa naa Nichijō (神去なあなあ日常) by Shion Miura. The film stars Shota Sometani, Masami Nagasawa, and Hideaki Ito. The main theme song is "Happiest Fool", sung by Maia Hirasawa. The film was released on 10 May 2014, and made its North American premiere at LA Eigafest 2014.

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Plot

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The story revolves around Yuki Hirano (played by Shota Sometani), who, after failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend, decides to join a forestry training program on seeing an attractive female face (Nagasawa) on a promotional leaflet. The program is difficult, and while he wants to quit, he continues. Many others from the program drop out. Initially being skeptical of the newcomer, the villagers grow to like him and accept him as one of their own.

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However, he soon discovers that the job is harder than he expected, working under the hard-working superior played by Hideaki Ito. Yuki learns respect for the forest, and the traditions of the town, opening his eyes to life outside a big city. All the while, he pursues the woman from the pamphlet whose beauty motivated to move in the first place. The movie ends with the Onbashira Festival), a dangerous festival involving riding huge logs down a hill.

Cast

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The following people appear in the film.

  • Shota Sometani as Yūki Hirano
  • Masami Nagasawa as Naoki Ishii
  • Hideaki Ito as Yoki Iida
  • Yūka as Miki Iida
  • Naomi Nishida as Yūko Nakamura
  • Sports Makita as Iwao Tanabe
  • Masashi Arifuku as Saburō Koyama
  • Yoshimasa Kondo as a senior executive director of forestry association
  • Ken Mitsuishi as Seiichi Nakamura
  • Akira Emoto as Toshirō Yamane
  • Yuki Furukawa
  • Filming

    The film was filmed on location in the mountains of Mie Prefecture, taking approximately six weeks and completed by 31 July 2013.

    Reception

    The film has grossed ¥107 million in Japan.

    References

    Wood Job! Wikipedia
    Wood Job! IMDb Wood Job! themoviedb.org


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