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Based on Makoto Takayama’s autobiographical novel, Egoist is an intimate and authentic love story about family, sacrifice and resilience.

When successful fashion editor Kosuke hires Ryuta to be his personal trainer, there is an immediate attraction between the two. Ryuta lives with his ill mother and works multiple jobs to financially support her. Kosuke, having lost his mother when he was young, is welcomed into their family and finds a bond he had long missed. Told with warmth and tenderness, Egoist is a gut-wrenching character drama boasting vulnerable and assured lead performances.

Australian Premiere

2023 Asian Film Awards – Winner Best Supporting Actor

“A joy; a satisfyingly textured, bittersweet character study infused with warmth and energy.” – Screen International

“Suzuki, Miyazawa, and Agawa are all fantastic. Each actor gives a convincing and moving performance … strongly recommended.” – Bay Area Reporter

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About Egoist
  • Community

    Gay Men
  • Director

    Daishi Matsunaga
  • Writer

    Kyoko Inukai
  • Cast

    Ryohei Suzuki Hio Miyazawa Sawako Agawa
  • Producer

    Naomi Akashi Ranpei Yokoyama Yoshi Kino
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Jess Cheng
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