Kingdom of the Apes


Saru no ōkoku

Naginata International PremiereWorld Premiere
Shūgō Fujii
77 min
A director of a news program was called to an emergency meeting in the boardroom of a TV station on the 27th floor. The reason for the emergency meeting was to discuss whether or not to air a news story he had produced on the covid-19 vaccine. At the same time, in the basement of the TV station, the news about Covid-19 vaccine was being re-edited due to censorship. But then an incident occurred. Suddenly, the door closed, and they could not leave the room. The program directors were baffled. Who is in charge? Who is keeping them locked up? A human drama unfolds between heaven and earth. It soon develops into a revenge drama filled with hatred...
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  • Subtitle English
  • Language Japanese
  • Localization Original with subtitles
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  • Distributor POP co,.Itd.
  • Actor
    Takahiro Ochi, Takako Sakai

Making of


Making of

Originally from Tokyo, Japan. He started making films with his father's Super-8 camera when he was nine years old while performing as a child actor in Japan. At the age of 15, he went over to United States to study film making, and graduated a Bachelor's degree from California Institute of the Arts. Fujii made his feature film directional debut with "LIVING HELL" which was produced by one of the most famous producer in Japan named TSUNKU. His style is suspense and horror that always based on fear of human mind and social issues. He recent work “RED LINE CROSSING” had long run hit at the theaters and was extended for three month and has been selected as the best year by famous movie magazine KINEMA SHUNPO. “MIMICRY FREAKS” who won Japan’s first Grand prix of the Asian category at the Brussels international Fantastic Film Festival. In addition, his activities are not limited to Japan, and he directs the Hong Kong movie "ON-PAKU" starring the popular Hong Kong actress Josie Ho. As one of the few Japanese directors who can direct in English, he has expanded his range of activities to Asia.

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