- Director: MATSUE Tetsuaki
2004 Japanese Subtitled in - Color Video 83 min
Photography: MATSUE Tetsuaki, MURAKAMI Kenji
Photography (8mm): MURAKAMI Kenji
Music: FUJINO Chika, KAWANO Ken
Producer: Company Matsuo
Contact Name: MATSUE Tetsuaki
1-7-7-103 Kamitakada, Nakanoku Tokyo 164-0002 JAPAN
[Festivals and prizes] Yamagata IDFF 2005
[Synopsis] This is a two-part documentary featuring zainichi Chinese, South and North Koreans. Third-generation zainichi pornography actress Aikawa Hiromi, who holds South Korean citizenship, feels her hometown is Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture where she spent the early part of her childhood, and embarks on a trip in search of her roots. Meanwhile, Anna, an overseas student from China, goes on a date in Yokohama with Hanaoka Jitta, a second-generation zainichi Korean actor who feels he has a “38th Parallel at home.” Third-generation zainichi Korean Matsue Tetsuaki looks squarely at the “identity crisis” felt by the new generation of Asians who for various reasons reside in Japan. Originally produced as a porn video, the director has slashed 20 minutes of sex scenes for the film festival version.
Born in Tachikawa city, Tokyo in 1977. Saw Return of the Jedi at age 6 and was seized by an interest in movies. Since then has been consumed by foreign films on TV. In his third year of junior high school, he declared that he would become a director. Entered Japan Academy of Visual Arts in 1996. Awakened to documentary upon watching porn films in the school library. Annyong-Kimchi is his 1998 graduation film. He has made several films since.