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BREAKDOWN IN TOKYO

BREAKDOWN IN TOKYO
© Next Film

In the throes of an existential crisis, an aging director decides to travel to Japan to film the tour of his son’s rock-band, PEROPERO. His partner Emma acts as producer as they follow the band’s performances in a string of live clubs across Japan. When the director falls hard for the young Japanese tour manager, both the film shoot and his life threaten to fall apart.


Zoltan Paul was born in Budapest. After studying Acting in Austria, he had roles in films by Michael Haneke and Reinhard Schwabenitzky, and then moved to Germany, where he was a member of several theater ensembles and took on roles in numerous television productions. He began directing in 1990, including his own play Salieri’s Mozart (1991) and the rock opera Rausch (loosely based on Goldoni’s The Liar), and has written the screenplays of several episodes of the popular TV crime series SOKO 5113. His films as a director include: GONE (2003), LIVE WIRE (2009), WOMAN’S LAKE (2012), AMOK – HANSI GEHT'S GUT (2015) and BREAKDOWN IN TOKYO (2017).
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2017
Director Zoltan Paul
Screenplay Zoltan Paul
Cinematography Fabian Spuck, Jan Kerhart
Cast Zoltan Paul, Tomoko Inoue, Julian Adam Pajzs
Producer Clementina Hegewisch
Co-Producer Zoltan Paul
Production Company Next Film, in co-production with Achtfeld
Length 84 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
 German, English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Hof 2017, Achtung Berlin 2018
German Distributor UCM.ONE

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