Fuku-Chan of Fukufuku Flats

Starring popular comedienne Miyuki Oshima (best known for her impersonations of crotchety old men) as Tatsuo Fukuda (alias Fuku-Chan), a well-meaning, knowledgeable, yet shy maintenance man at an average apartment building, Fuku-Chan of Fukufuku Flats offers a spry look at modern Tokyo. Populated with eccentrics and oddballs, the building—and, of course, its tenants—seems in constant need of upkeep, which Fuku-Chan does with compassion, selflessness, and humor, although he is not exactly confident, especially with women. When Chiho (Asami Mizukawa)—an emerging photographer and former classmate of Fuku-Chan—reenters his life, it dredges up old wounds and reappraisal. “An engaging bittersweet comedy pleasure.”— Screen.

Appears in: Japanese Currents

Genres: Comedy