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Japan’s Gaga Launching ‘#Manhole’ at Cannes Film Market (EXCLUSIVE)

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Patrick Frater Asia Bureau ChiefLeading Japanese indie studio Gaga Corporation is launching suspense thriller “#Manhole” next week at Cannes.Being directed by Kumakiri Kazuyoshi (“My Man,” “Sketches of Kaitan City”), from a screenplay by Okada Michitaka (“Masquerade Hotel”), the film depicts a promising young man, with everything going for him, who falls to the bottom of a deep manhole on the eve of his wedding.

Trapped and imagining all sort of horrors, the prospective bridegroom uses his smartphone to reach out to friends, the police and social media.

But his predicament becomes worse. And it is far from sure that he makes it to the altar on time.Production has just begun, and the cast has not yet been disclosed.

Gaga will ensure a local release in Japan at a time yet to be finalized. The company also holds all world rights and will begin licensing the picture at the Cannes Market, the rights sales offshoot of the Cannes Film Festival.

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