Teiichi Akaba has set his sights on becoming the next student council president at Kaitei College, the most prestigious Japanese private school, as part of a life plan to become prime minister and rule his own country. Historically, student council presidents at Kaitei College have had a hand in shaping the political climate of tomorrow — Teiichi embarks on this first step to political greatness. Unimaginable conspiracies and challenges await him, but he’s prepared to crush the competition by any means necessary!
An absurdist satire of Japan’s elitist pathways to the seats of power, Akira Nagai’s adaptation of Usamaru Furuya’s manga finds Japan’s young elite battling for the student council presidency. Sabotage, bribery, and everything else you can imagine charge the boys’ all out warfare. This hilarious and achingly relevant tale comes to a head when a system-disrupting challenger forces Teiichi to question the pure passion that drove him to his totalitarian bloodthirst.
Masaki Suda, Shuhei Nomura, Ryoma Takeuchi, Shotaro Mamiya, Jun Shison
Born in Tokyo in 1970, Akira Nagai has won awards for his critically acclaimed TV commercials, short films (All About My Dog, 2005), and previous feature film works (Judge, 2014; If Cats Disappeared from the World, 2016). Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High is Nagai’s third feature film.
Udine Far East Film Festival 2017
Fantasia Film Festival 2017