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'Botchan Retreat' (2018), Running Man Australia. Photo by Matt Wilson.
13, 14, 20 & 21 March 2019

Rooftop Cinema
Level 7, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne


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Yohju is working hard to climb the corporate ladder. Whilst chasing a promotion, his employers send him to Matusyama to enjoy a weekend at the Botchan Retreat. Very soon he realises this trip isn’t what it seems and now his career and his life are on the line. Taking inspiration from the famous Japanese novel Botchan, this dark comedy invites you into the arena as work colleagues battle for glory. With love, desperation, death and 20kg of flour, Botchan Retreat reimagines office politics and the cut-throat conditions of internal promotions.

Directors: Nathan Smith and Max Pollard
Writers: Nathan Smith, Thomas Pollard and Max Pollard
Producer: Ritsuko Mizuno
Cinematographer: Matt Wilson
Editor: Drew Moden
Original Score: Keegan Joyce
Artist Coordinator: Yumi Umiumare
Cast: Midori Goda, Kenta Kuroda, Miyuki Tokui, Yuki Goda

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