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      Summer Explorers 2019: TEIICHI: Battle of Supreme High (repeat) in London

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      August 20, 2019

      Tuesday   6:15 PM

      The Soho Hotel , 4 Richmond Mews
      London, Greater London

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      Summer Explorers 2019: TEIICHI: Battle of Supreme High (repeat)

      Our annual Summer Explorers season is back as a summer treat! From over the top, offbeat narratives of psychic teenagers and upstart political wrangling in a high school environment, to spectacular battles between good and evil, and stories of tender friendships, Summer Explorers 2019 showcases the range of plotlines that manga has provided film creatives over the years. Come and see the versatility of the influence that manga has had on Japanese cinema! Curated and Presented by the Japan Foundation. TEIICHI: Battle of Supreme High (Teiichi no kuni, 帝一の國 ) Kaitei High is unlike any other high school. An elite institution attended only by sons from the highest social rungs, it provides them with an expedited training in reaching the top of the political and military worlds. Thriving in this highly competitive microcosm is Teiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) who must ally himself with the right candidate running for the next class president, and steadily climb the social ladder if he is to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming Japan’s prime minister. He will stop at nothing to achieve his aims but his will his obsessive pursuit of power alienate those closest to him? Based on a manga series (2010-2016) by Usamaru Furuya, Akira Nagai’s film smartly satirises the realities of national political campaigns by injecting quirky absurdist humour into the briberies, sabotage, and scandals launched by these student factions. Directed by Akira Nagai, 2017, 118 min, English Subtitles ©2017 Fuji Television Network/Shueisha/Toho Cusamaru Furuya/Shueisya All Rights Reserved.

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