Breakdown in Tokyo
The rockband PEROPERO from Berlin tours through Japan. The father of one of the musicians, a filmmaker in his life crisis, accompanies the band with a film crew and his new wife as a producer of a documentary film about the tour. Things become difficult when the young production assistant Nahoko and the filmmaker fall head over heels in love with each other… “Lost in Translation” meets “Anvil”, meets “Living in oblivion”.
Nahoko is back but the problem remains. Just before the tour ends, the situation escalates again and now the producer has had it and breaks up with the director. The crew revolts, even his son reproaches him for his behavior whereupon the father breaks down and gets himself blind drunk in a bar. He loses his money and mobile and staggers through the Tokyo night without a clue and orientation. Finally he falls and lays in agony until someone finds him and calls an ambulance. With a suspected heart attack he is being escorted to hospital.
It turns out that he broke two ribs when he fell… Embarrassed and devastated he leaves the hospital in a desperate search for his wife. He wants to fight for her. His son finally reminds him that his last film is being shown in the Goethe Institute the same night and that he is expected to be there. But he wants to catch Emma on airport before she flies back to Germany – and he arrives the airport to late. She is already away…
He arrives at the Goethe Institute and during the q & a in front of the audience he declares his love for his wife and producer – without her his life and his work is not worth anything. And suddenly she leans on the wall watching him. They look at each other and LASZLO with tears in his eyes thanks god that everything would be fine now… But he is taken from the past: Nahoko takes revenge on him.
Valentin Schuster, drums