FILMINATION distributes Shochiku's “GONIN” to CHILI, the Milan-based VOD service

21.07.20

FILMINATION Co., Ltd. (Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Hiroaki Kanemaru; hereinafter “FILMINATION”), a distribution platform of Japanese films for global VOD companies, has started to distribute Takashi Ishii's “GONIN” to CHILI, the Milan-based VOD service.

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Directed by Takashi Ishii, “GONIN” is a stylishly shot violent action film about five men who, after the collapse of the bubble economy, find themselves on the wrong side of the law. With a star-studded cast that includes Koichi Sato, Masahiro Motoki, Naoto Takenaka and Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano), “GONIN” depicts the friendship and solidarity between men and the beauty of love that predates the modern age.

CHILI is a VOD service founded in 2012 in Milan, Italy. It attracts 20,000-40,000 new users every month and offers more than 25,000 titles, mainly European films and TV series, both major and independent.

Following its success in Italy, Chili S.P.A. has expanded to the UK, Germany, Poland and Australia, and was awarded the European Entrepreneurial Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan in 2017.

In addition to “GONIN”, CHILI is currently streaming Shochiku's national classic “Twenty-Four Eyes”, Dai Sako 's “THE CHAPLAIN”, and “Demolition Girl” directed by Genta Matsugami.

There is a movement to change the current low share ratio of Asian films in the overseas VOD market, which is a promising destination for Japanese films that have been highly acclaimed in Japan and abroad.

FILMINATION will continue to contribute to the development of the Japanese film industry by discovering and launching attractive Japanese films as well as supporting their overseas development.

About Films to be distributed on CHILI

“GONIN” directed by Takashi Ishii (now available)

Directed by Takashi Ishii, “GONIN” is a stylishly shot violent action film about five men who, after the collapse of the bubble economy, find themselves on the wrong side of the law. With a star-studded cast that includes Koichi Sato, Masahiro Motoki, Naoto Takenaka and Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano), “GONIN” depicts the friendship and solidarity between men and the beauty of love that predates the modern age.

“Twenty-Four Eyes” directed by Keisuke Kinoshita (now available)

Set on the island of Shodoshima in the Seto Inland Sea, this national masterpiece by director Keisuke Kinoshita lyrically depicts the interaction between a female teacher and her 12 students. The film depicts the tragedy of war through the hardships of a female teacher and her students, who are inevitably swallowed up in the swell of history that propelled Japan into World War II. Adapted by the director himself from an original story by Tsuboi Sakae, the film won numerous awards including the Best Foreign Language Film at the 12th Golden Globe Awards and was ranked number one in the 1954 Kinema Junpo Best Ten.

“THE CHAPLAIN” directed by Dai Sako (now available)

A human drama about the dialogue between six death row inmates and a man who is a chaplain (a person who teaches prisoners in prison how to repent for their mistakes and develop their moral character), this was the first film produced by and the last starring role for Ren Osugi, who passed away suddenly in 2018.

“Demolition Girl” directed by Genta Matsugami (now available)

Aya Kishiro, the lead actress of this film, won the Best Performance Award at the Slamdance Film Festival in the United States for her portrayal of a local high school girl who lives a strong life despite adversity.

About FILMINATION Co., Ltd.
FILMINATION was launched as a platform to provide global VOD executives with the ability to buy Japanese films and TV series directly from the rights holders. Buyers can select films, negotiate rights with sellers, sign contracts and request deliverables all through the platform. FILMINATION currently has 1500+ titles across a wide range of genres, festival titles, award winners from renowned auteurs to emerging filmmakers.
FILMINATION is currently accepting requests to open new accounts free of charge from VOD companies that are considering distributing excellent Japanese films here: https://ec.filmination.jp/vod/register

About CHILI
Company name: Chili S.P.A.
Representative: Giorgio Tacchia
Location:Via Ambrogio Figino 16, 20156 Milano
Service launch:2012年
CHILI URL:https://it.chili.com/