Ninko no Junan

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Ninko, a young, diligent Buddhist monk, has one serious problem: Women can’t seem to resist him. They pester him so much that he can’t even ask for alms in town. Since sexual indulgence is considered a sin, he blames himself for not being virtuous enough. One day, he runs into a masked woman in the forest who tries to seduce him. Running away from her, his problem only gets worse. Nearly driven mad, he escapes deep into the mountains to be alone. There he finds a corpse in a deserted village, victimized by a specter who seduces the spirits of men. A samurai claims that he can kill the specter, and Ninko follows him, hoping that he’ll rid him of his curse.

Director’s Biography
Norihiro Niwatsukino started making films while attending the Kyushu Institute of Design in Fukuoka. After graduating from the Graduate School of Design at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Niwatsukino moved to Tokyo and started working as a freelance director and as a screenwriter. He has directed various video works includes live-action, music video, animation, etc. His short film Strawberry Jam (2010) was invited to various film festivals in Japan. Niwatsukino followed with his first animation series Onizushi. Suffering Of Ninko (2016) is his first feature film.

Director : Norihiro NIWATSUKINO
Producer : Norihiro Niwatsukino
Screenplay : Norihiro NIWATSUKINO
Cinematographer : Takayuki Okazaki, Shunichiro Yamamoto
Editor : Norihiro Niwatsukino
Production Company : Norihiro NIWATSUKINO
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Website of the film :
Vancouver IFF 2016, Dragons and Tigers Award for Young Cinema Competition
Busan IFF, 2016, A Window on Asian Cinema
Tokyo FILMEX 2016, Competition
Rotterdam IFF 2017, Bright Future
Göteborg IFF 2017
Original Title : Ninko No Junan
English Title : Suffering Of Ninko
Country : Japan
Year : 2016
Runtime : 70 Mins
Colour : Colour
Language : Japanese
Music : Office Higuchi Inc.

Director’s Filmography
2017 Suffering of Ninko


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