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Wood Job! (2014)

Wood Job!: Kamusari nânâ nichijô (original title)
After failing to get into university, a soft city boy randomly picks a job in forestry.

Director:

Shinobu Yaguchi

Writers:

Shiwon Miura (based on the novel by), Shinobu Yaguchi (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masami Nagasawa ... Naoki Ishii
Shôta Sometani ... Yuki Hirano
Nana Seino ... Reina Takahashi
Hideaki Itô ... Yoki Iida
Yûki Furukawa ... Shoji Hasegawa
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Toshiro Yamane
Yûka Yûka ... Miki Iida
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Seiichi Nakamura
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Yuko Nakamura
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô ... Forestry Association Director
Ken Aoki Ken Aoki ... Chikara Naito
Makita Sports Makita Sports ... Iwao Tanabe
Yuriko Hirooka Yuriko Hirooka ... Yuki Hirano's Mom
Mao Asou Mao Asou ... (as Mao Asô)
Masashi Arifuku Masashi Arifuku ... Saburo Oyama
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Storyline

After failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend, Yuki Hirano decides to join a forestry training program only to discover that the job is much harder than he expected working under his high demanding boss.

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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 May 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Wood Job! See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,540,404
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Crazy Credits

After the credits at the end of the film there is a shot of the new brochure for the trainee job with Yuki on the cover instead of Naoki. See more »

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Excellent comedy from Japan
2 June 2016 | by parknourieSee all my reviews

It was bright, upbeat and I think the director Shinobu Yaguchi has mastered his style with this film. His films take closer look at certain jobs we take for granted and succeeds in creating a joyful comedy drama out of its everyday life. Wood Job! is about a high-school graduate giving forestry work a go to pass his time and finding joy in hard work and country life. Basically a fish out of water story with all the lessons and moral ticks. However, don't let the rather predictable plot put you off.

This film is fast paced, lots of things happen quickly, and hilarious from the beginning to end. Much of the work is done by Shôta Sometani whose comedic timing is impeccable and has the right face for the character. Even when he's smug, you just gotta love the guy. One moment he seemingly pulls his weight in his work but the next he's shrieking at something unexpected. The rest of the cast are excellent as well. Most memorable is Ito Hideaki who's manliest man (and very handsome) of them all and initially give our protagonist a hard time but eventually... you know it already.

It is a pleasant ride throughout. Comedy is not relied on dirty jokes but clear visual gags and quirky characters. This is one of the funniest films I've seen this year.


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