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The Invention of Dr. Nakamats

Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Denmark, 2009

60 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Dr. Nakamats is a cult figure in Japan and a famous inventor with over 3300 patents. He is about to celebrate his 80th birthday, still feeling young and full of energy. He is convinced that he will live to be 144 years old. But how will Dr. Nakamats reach this goal? The film follows this extraordinary Japanese celebrity on his life-prolonging mission whilst delving into new inventions.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Opfindelsen af Dr. Nakamats
Danish title Opfindelsen af Dr. Nakamats
Other titles Dr. NakaMats, The Invention of Dr. Nakamats
Keywords Life extension, Nakamats, Yoshiro, Inventions, Japan
Director Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Producer Mette Heide
Director of Photography Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Appearances Yoshiro Nakamatsu
Production country Denmark
Production companies Plus Pictures Aps
International sales Mercury Media International / 6 Baseline Studios / W11 4AT
London / c 44 (0) 20 7221 7221 / www.mercurymedia.org
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Danish festival release 07.11.2009, Grand, CPH:DOX
TV release 16.11.2010, DR 2
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Plus Pictures Aps

Direction

Direction Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Script

Translation Reiko Inoue
Translation Esben Grøndal

Production

Producer Mette Heide
Production manager Susanne Fosgaard Nielsen
Production manager Mette Mailand

Cinematography

Cinematographer: 2. unit Alex Kubalsky
Cinematography Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Editing

Editing Adam Nielsen

Music

Music Mark Mothersbaugh

Sound

Sound engineer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Sound assistant Jacques Pedersen
Foley artist Martin Langenbach

Visual effects

Graphic design The Ronin
Colourist Sandra Klass

Appearance

Appearance Yoshiro Nakamatsu

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2010-10-21
Bergen International Film festival 2010-10-20
Melbourne Film Festival 2010-07-23
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2010-07-09
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2010-06-22
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010-05-08
Leuven, Docville 2010-05-01
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2010-04-29
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2010-04-22
Durham, Full Frame 2010-04-08
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2010-03-12
ZagrebDox 2010-02-28
Amsterdam, IDFA 2009-11-19
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06
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