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Demolition Girl

JK ereji
dir. Genta Matsugami
Japan 2018, 88’
Polish premiere
Awards and festivals
Slamdance Film Festival 2019
Japan 2018
Duration: 88’
director: Genta Matsugami
screenplay: Yoshitaka Kasui, Genta Matsugami
cinematography: Tomohiro Hori
editing: Shuhei Terada
music: Yuichi Nagao, Moe and ghosts
cast: Aya Kitai, Hiroki Ino, Haruka Imo, Yura Komuro
producer: Genta Matsugami
production: 16bit.inc
language: Japanese
colouration: colour

Film description

Teenage Cocoa’s father is addicted to gambling and her brother is a loser, so she is the one burdened with closing the gap in their monthly household budget. The determined and highly intelligent girl works part time selling hot-dogs in a rundown amusement park and as an actress in peculiar films for fetishists. She dreams to get a chance that would allow her to study in Tokyo, which in her situation seems an unreachable goal.

A fresh look at the coming-of-age genre, which brings up a reflection on the economic conditions of life in contemporary Japan and asks questions on the situation of young people in Japanese society. Though, the director is far from sombre moralizing: crucial themes are treated with lightness and sensibility. Aya Kitai, who plays the main role, consistently builds her character – an energetic girl able to face upcoming difficulties.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Genta Matsugami

Born in Hiroshima in 1981, he graduated from the Osaka University of Arts. His diploma film "Sanketsu no umi" received the Spectators Award at Pia Film Festival in 2005. He founded a production company 16 bit. inc. . "Demolition Girl" is his feature debut.


2019 Niegrzeczna dziewczyna / JK ereji / Demolition Girl

Festival guests

Genta Matsugami


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