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The Elephant + Wake up!! TAMALA

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Director:Vladimir Karabanov"The Elephant" t.o.L"Wake up!! TAMALA"

Drama Comedy

World Premiere"Wake up!! TAMALA"

10/25 21:00- 10/27 17:40-

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"The Elephant"
Truck driver Zarezin got an order to deliver circus elephant Bodhi for mercy killing, but the girl from circus, called Bonnie, unexpectedly becomes his fellow traveler. On the way Zarezin decides to save the elephant and Bonnie helps him in it. As a real miracle, big Bodhi helps heroes to appreciate the most valuable things in their lives…

Wake up!! TAMALA
In 2050, the world climate has changed drastically. One rainy day Tamala saves a honeybee from drowning in the street gutter. His name is Kuronosuke and he invites Tamala on a magical journey back in time, and also forward to the near future. The past is a panorama of animal and plant biodiversity in the eternal history. However after the modern era, the cat civilization has wasted and destroyed nature. Tamala and Kuronosuke explored a wild land where all animals have become extinct. Finally Tamala is starving, Kuronosuke offers to Tamala as food, so Tamala can survive for a while.

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10/25 21:00 - 22:45 (105min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1500(Tax included)



10/27 17:40 - 19:25 (105min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1500(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Vladimir Karabanov"The Elephant" t.o.L"Wake up!! TAMALA"

Vladimir Karabanov
From 1988 to 1999, Karabanov studied violin at the Kiev State Music Conservatory and did postgraduate studies at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Music Conservatory. In 2001, he graduated from Advanced Scriptwriting and Directing Course. His directorial work include Neskuchniy Garden, Let There Be Music, short Mozart and Salieri, An Opera Patriarch's Rondo, documentary Your Face So Beautiful, feature debut The Elephant.
Artist unit by K. and Kuno, t.o.L creates visual, music and graphics. They take part in a record label "LEMONed" as art directors, co-producers as well as composers. As directors, writers, music composers for an acclaimed animation movie TAMALA2010~a punk cat in space, they received the Jury prizes at a film festival in Canada. Now they are working on a new TAMALA project after this film.

セルゲイ・シュヌロフ    アナスタシア・バグロワ    
『Wake up!! TAMALA』
栗山千明    ハラシマアツコ    :

"The Elephant"
Sergei Shnurov    Anastasiya Bagrova    
"Wake up!! TAMALA"
Chiaki Kuriyama    Atsuko Harasima    

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