CBR is proud to bring you this exclusive clip from “Big Man Japan,” the new film by Hitosi Matsumoto that famously bewildered audiences at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film, a kind of mockumentary, chronicles the adventures of an aging slacker who grows to gigantic size to fight monsters as Japan’s most hated superhero. In this exclusive clip, you will see some of the film’s bizarre back-story.
Synopsis: A middle-aged slacker living in a rundown, graffiti-ridden slum, Daisato’s job involves being shocked by bolts of electricity that transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding giant several stories high who is entrusted with defending Japan from a host of bizarre monsters. But while his predecessors were national heroes, he is a pariah among the citizens he protects, who bitterly complain about the noise and destruction of property he causes. And Daisato has his own problems -an agent insistent on branding him with sponsor advertisements, an Alzheimer-afflicted grandfather who transforms into a giant in dirty underwear, and a family who is embarrassed by his often cowardly exploits. A wickedly deadpan spin on the giant Japanese superhero, BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrait of a pathetic but truly unique hero.
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