Comedy (2014) 56 Minutes ~ Color
Taxi driver Gion Taro was born and raised in the old capital of Kyoto. He has never even been outside the Kyoto basin. He diligently goes about his day confident that his life work is to show around the Kyoto he loves to his
passengers. However, he has also tried to imagine what kind of world stretches out beyond the surrounding mountains. One day, Taro learns from televised news that a beautiful woman who rode his taxi from Kyoto Station to Gion is a famous actress portraying the heroine of a film to be made in Gion. Wanting to meet her again with all his heart, he goes to a local cast audition and passes with flying colors. He is sent on a date with her for preparatory research. There they encounter a foreigner being pursued by someone, and is aided by the owner of Kagizen, the long standing confectionary store in Gion. Amid the disarray the movie starts production, but will the film be finished? Will Taro’s affection be returned? And what is the true identity of the foreigner?
Director: Nagano Munenori