in another language
Summer 2020. Pedestrians have begun to return to Tokyo. In one corner of a cafe, a man and woman are taking part in a One Coin English Cafe where participants can casually enjoy English conversation for a small price.
Miki is a woman who tells lies about her work and background while participating in the conversation to satisfy her modest need for approval. Kenji is a young actor who plans to work in the US but is restricted from traveling there.
The two of them hit it off and start playing a game where they visit English conversation cafes and act like different people.
There are two rules to the game.
“Stay out of each other’s life,” and “Don’t lie in Japanese.”
© 2021 Tick Tack Movie
Message from Filmmaker
I hoped that I would create a “naive romantic comedy” set in COVID-19 disaster Tokyo in 2020, in a charming and endearing manner, while certainly reflecting society. This in itself could be a message of small hope and optimism for the world as well as Japan.
As a creator living in this era, I intend to put a little of that hope into this film.
I hope you will enjoy this tale of two charming people’s lies and truths, and that it will be a little bit of refreshment for you.