MOVIES

U-31

U-31

Duration
86min
Japanese theatrical release
2016
Cast
Ryoma Baba,Yuichi Nakamura
Director
Kenji Tani
Synopsis
Atsuhiko Kono, age 31, is a professional soccer athlete who was asked to leave the powerful team. He returns to his old small team with a condition to have uniform number “10” and tries to win back his glorious days. However what awaits him is being used by the management as the hot topic of him being a “former Japanese representative” and the cold look from his young teammates since he has number “10” although his era has passed long ago. However Kono keeps practicing and does not give up. Others are touched by his passion and one by one his teammates start to change. This is a story about a man who chooses to fight his way quietly but passionately inside.