Directed by Junya Sakino, "Sake-Bomb" is an irreverent comedy that follows a sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American young man who must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend.
The film stars Eugene Kim, Marlane Barnes ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2"), and celebrated movie star from Japan, Gaku Hamada with surprise cameos from: Dat Phan, Mary Carey and Jessika Van.
"Sake-Bomb" had its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and screened at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF), where it won the award for Outstanding Screenplay. The film offers viewers a satirical look at current views on race and intercultural relations.
A “Sake-Bomb” is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint of beer. It’s also a comedic road movie about a sarcastic Asian American and his Japanese cousin. Sebastian is a bitter, self-deprecating wannabe Internet star from Los Angeles. He has recently been dumped by his girlfriend and on the look-out for someone new. When his cousin Naoto, a naive sake maker from Japan, shows up to find his own ex-girlfriend, Sebastian takes him to north California to find her. They are a clash of cultures waiting to happen. Someone has to break first. Together they meet a colorful group of characters as they come to grips with who they are and the true nature of the girlfriends they are pursuing.
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