What is fame? Why do we want it? And what does it take for an ordinary person to get it?
After hearing about the huge demand for foreign talents in Japan, three Aussie filmmakers ship their lives to Tokyo on an outrageous DIY mission to make ‘ordinary’ Dave famous. Along the way, they meet an eclectic ensemble of gaijin tarento (foreign talents) at various stages of the celebrity journey: a feisty Aussie cross-dresser (Ladybeard), a starry-eyed Canadian J-pop wannabe (Kelsey Parnigoni) and veteran TV sweetheart, Bob “The Beast” Sapp. But just how far must they go to reach the masses that real celebrity requires?
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Four years in the making, Big In Japan is a strange and oddly philosophical fame joyride in the vein of Louis Theroux. A raw and unflinching take on the nature of the modern fame, and a wacky adventure that pushed friendship and resolve to the brink.
See it in cinemas nationally from January 3, 2018 via cinema-on-demand
Country of Origin: Australia
Running Time: 95mins Rating: M
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