The diner, 'Meshiya' stands in an alley close to the bright (and sometimes red) lights of Tokyo's busy Shinjuku district. Since it opens late at night, it is known as the 'Midnight Diner'.
The menu is based on 'alcohol and the pork-soup special', but 'Master' (owner), is a great cook who will make anything he can, all the while lending an ear to the grief's and joys of his customers' complicated lives.
Kaoru Kobayashi returns as Master in the role he originated for the TV drama, a character of solid reliability who nonetheless maintains a respectful distance from his customers, among whom are to be found Jo Odagiri and many of the regulars from the series. Mikako Tabe and Kimiko Yo return from appearances in the first Midnight Diner film as well as a number of new guests who join the cast this time around.
Directing since the inception of the series is Joji Matsuoka, winner of the 'Best Director Award' of the Japanese Academy in 2008 for Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad.
Expansion of the menu include fried udon noodles and the fried-meat special takes Midnight Diner 2 further into the lives of its characters. It's late, if you feel like a drink, something to eat, and a bit of company, drop in and take a place at the counter of Midnight Diner 2.
The Japanese Film Festival returns for its 14th instalment on 7 Sept - 1 Oct to serve up a slice of the best and boldest movies from Japan never before seen in Malaysia. Boasting a thrilling slate of box office favourites, trophy magnets, eye-opening documentaries, and highly-anticipated manga adaptations, the country's premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema promises a truly immersive cultural experience for audiences of all ages and tastes.
The month-long celebration will first make its rounds in the Klang Valley from 7 - 13 Sept at GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1 Utama, GSC Pavilion KL, and GSC Nu Sentral. Penang (GSC Gurney Plaza on 14 - 17 Sept) is the next city on the nationwide tour, followed by Kuching (GSC CityONE Megamall on 21 - 24 Sept) and finally Kota Kinabalu (GSC Suria Sabah on 29 Sept - 2 Oct).
The revelry will be enhanced with a generous helping of star power, courtesy of matinee idol SAITOH Takumi who is set to present a special preview of blank 13 at GSC Pavilion KL on 5 Sept. The family drama sees the in-demand actor sit in the director's chair for his first feature-length production as he depicts two brothers coming to terms with their absent father's death. Takumi will also attend the opening ceremony later the same evening, with him back in front of the camera for a supporting role in curtain-raiser The Projects.
All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man - a battle that gave birth to a legend.
The film is based on Tang Qi’s novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, which spawned a Chinese TV series Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (aka Eternal Love) this year.
The series soared in 2017 and is currently the most popular and Number 1 programme in China and many countries all over the world.
Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, renowned as ‘the world’s largest fish market’ is significant not only by its scale but more by its unique role it has played in Japanese food culture. All the best fish around the world, about 2,000 tons of fish worth sixteen million dollars arrive at Tsukiji every morning. There are about seven hundred intermediate whole sellers called “nakaoroshi” running their own fish shops under one roof.
Nakaoroshi are fish experts with origins dating all the way back to the 16th century. Each nakaoroshi specializes in a certain category, such as tuna, shrimp or eel and their way of business, skills and knowledge in handling fish is passed down from generation to generation even to this day.
Located right next to Ginza in central Tokyo, they have catered to the needs of demanding professionals and Tsukiji’s effort to offer the best quality fish for their customers never ceases. Through the lives of professional working at Tsukiji, the film will portray how Tsukiji has been the center of fish culinary culture and helped Japanese food culture to flourish as we know it today.
With Tsukiji moving from current location to Toyosu in 2016, its critical to capture this unique fish market in its current state. It is our great hope that this film helps tell the rich cultural story of Tsukiji so it can be carried on for the future.
This film is presented to you by Astro A-List Channel 456.
Win Tickets to Tsukiji Wonderland
Screen capture the write-up on our app/website with mobile phone of the GSC International Screens title – TSUKIJI WONDERLAND in Aforadio website http://www.aforadio.com/movie to win screening passes.
- Present the snapshot of the write-up from mobile and redeem your passes at GSC Mid Valley ( Priority Lane Counter ) from August 30, 2017 (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m until September 6, 2017 (Wednesday), 9:00p.m onwards to redeem two (2) International Screen - TSUKIJI WONDERLAND in preview screening tickets.
- Redemption is on first-come, first-served basis.
- TWO (2) Tickets per 1 snapshot of the write up.
- Maximum two (2) passes per person while stock last.
- Valid only on the 6th September 2017 (Wenesday)
Date : 6th September 2017 (Wednesday)
Location : GSC Mid Valley @ Hall 16
Time : 9:00 p.m
* Terms and Condition apply
Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are thieves who specialize in luxury cars, only the most expensive cars. They've been hired to steal a gorgeous Bugatti 1937 valued million euros, so they head to the south of France for the job. But they get caught, and Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian), the local crime boss who owns the Bugatti, doesn't take it lightly. In exchange for their lives the two brothers will have to steal a car from Max Klemp (Fabian Wolfrom), Morier's arch-rival, and not any car, Morier wants them to steal Klemp's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, his most prized car.