Athlete(HKLGFF 2019)
  • Opening on 17-09-2019
  • 89 minutes
  • Japanese (Chinese Subtitle)

Official Selection – Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Kohei is a handsome and masculine former athlete, with a normal family life. He is unhappy but doesn't know what's bothering him – until the day his wife leaves him. He escapes with alcohol and finds himself in Tokyo’s gay district. In a drunken haze Kohei meets Yutaka, a beautiful twink who makes a living from live sex webcams with men. Yutaka takes Kohei home and an unlikely friendship begins when they somehow find comfort in each other's company. An urban love story set in the bright lights of Tokyo, ATHLETE, paints a beautiful portrait of the loneliness in modern city life.

Director Takamasa Oe
Cast Joe Nakamura, Yohdi Kondo, Yoshiaki Umegaki