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Time of Eve

2 Dec - 9.00pm (Thu)

 

Dir: Yasuhiro Yashiura

Japan | 2010 | 108min | DigiBeta | TBC

 

Synopsis

 

High school student Rikuo, like his peers growing up in a time where robots have become part and parcel of daily life, had been taught from childhood that androids are not to be viewed as humans, but rather as convenient tools or household appliances. One day he discovers some strange data in the behaviour records of his family’s household android, Sammy. Rikuo and his friend Masaki trace Sammy’s movements, only to discover a mysterious cafe that features a house rule that humans and robots are to be treated the same.

 

Time of Eve is a tightly woven coming-of-age story about friendship, family and confronting society’s norms, punctuated at times by slapstick comedy, others with heart-wrenching drama. Adapted from a comic book series, Time of Eve broke opening day box office records at Ikebukuro’s Theater Daiya and extended its theatrical runs throughout Japan.