Films at the Embassy of Japan：AIKI
17 July 2012, London
Directed by Daisuke Tengan 天願大介 / 2002 / 119 mins
Wednesday: 17 July 2012, 18:30
Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00
Taichi is a boxer aiming for the newcomer’s championship. However, a motorcycle accident leaves his lower body paralyzed and his dreams are shattered. Losing a clear goal for the future ahead, he abandons himself to despair. One day a coincidence leads him to a job as a street peddler and an encounter with Samako, whom he meets at the night market. He visits her at a Shinto shrine, where he becomes fascinated with Aiki Jujutsu, a school of Aikido.
The story is based on the life of a Danish wheelchair martial artist, Ole Kingston Jensen, who started training after he was handicapped in an accident and is now the highest-ranking non-Japanese member of the Roppokai branch of Aiki Jujutsu.
Please note that this film contains some scenes of a sexual nature.
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17 July 2012, 6:30pm
The Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101 - 104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT
The Embassy of Japan in the UK