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Saturday 28th February 7:30 PM

The Vancouver Asahi 

Director: Yuya Ishii Country: Japan
Cert: PG Year: 2014 Length: 134 mins Language: Japanese
The Vancouver Asahi

Audience Reaction

Score: 54.95% Attendance: 141


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


All the great world's cities contain pockets of different nationalities and in the case of Vancouver in the 1930s, this film focuses on the Japanese community, more specifically the Canadian-born first generation of Japanese immigrants, who started their own baseball team – the Vancouver Asahi.

Out-sized and out-muscled by their Caucasian opponents and in the face of racism and prejudice, the team rethinks its strategy and starts to find success.

Much more than a sporting underdog movie, The Vancouver Asahi goes on to explore the tensions between communities and between generations as World War II looms.

Thanks to Pony Canyon Inc


open_quote An old-fashioned entertainment in the best sense. In a word, thrilling. close_quote Tony Rayns Vancouver Film Festival


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