Bootleg Film (1999)

Bootleg Film is a Japanese movie written and directed by Masahiro Kobayashi. It was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 1999 and released by Monkey Town Productions in Japan on December 1, 1999.

The movie is a darkly comic road movie about two friends, Tatsuo (Akira Emoto) and Kiyoshi (Kippei Shiina), who are traveling to the funeral of a woman they both loved named Fumiko.

While remembering Fumiko, the two stir up old resentments toward each other which is only made worse by their chosen career paths: Tatsuo is a retiring yakuza and Kiyoshi is a cop. They eventually meet a young couple who discover a corpse in the trunk of Tatsuo and Kiyoshi’s car. To make matters worse, the corpse is Tatsuo’s brother!

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Kaizokuban = Bootleg Film
Release date
May 13, 1999
  • Kobayashi Four - US DVD box

    Region 1 DVD box (English subtitles)

    Label: Facets (US)
    Out: Nov 23, 2010
  • Bootleg Film - US DVD

    Region 1 NTSC DVD (English subtitles)

    Label: Facets (US)
    Out: Jul 28, 2009
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Featured Cast

Actor Role
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto Tatsuo
Kippei Shiina Kippei Shiina Seiji
No photo available Maika Junko
No photo available Wakaba Nakano Reiko
No photo available Kazue Takani Akiko
No photo available Tamaki Ayako
Kazuki Kitamura Kazuki Kitamura Yoji


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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 04:29