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World Cinema : The Story Tellers Apprentice

Starring: Seiji Nozoe, Nao Minamisawa

Running Time: 104 minutes

Director: Yuji Kanda

Languages: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Rating: PG

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Aspiring rakugo storyteller Pikacchi has spent the last nine years in an apprenticeship at a rakugo comedy house. One day, a reporter arrives to research a story and witnesses all the backstage antics as Pikacchi struggles to keep things running smoothly on the day of a rare performance by his master, Enshi, as one of the acts goes missing and his ex-girlfriend arrives to see him.