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Sake-Bomb (2013)

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A sarcastic and self-deprecating Asian-American must take his naive Japanese cousin on a road trip along the California coast to find his ex-girlfriend.


Junya Sakino


Jeff Mizushima (screenplay), Junya Sakino (story)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
Gaku Hamada ... Naoto
Eugene Kim ... Sebastian
Marlane Barnes ... Joslyn
Josh Brodis ... Michael
Denden ... Masa
Chrissie Fit ... Edie
Samantha Quan ... Tamiko
Hiroyuki Watanabe ... Takanori
Jessika Van ... Annie
Jenn Liu ... Olivia
Michael Patrick McGill ... Officer
Dat Phan ... Long Wang
Mary Carey ... Ms. Robinson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
D A Allen D A Allen ... Restaurant Patron
Garsha Arristos Garsha Arristos ... Bar Patron


Sake-Bomb is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint of beer. It's also a comedic road movie about a sarcastic Asian American and his Japanese cousin. Sebastian is a bitter, self-deprecating wannabe Internet star from Los Angeles. He is recently dumped by his girlfriend and on the look out for someone new. When his cousin Naoto, a naive sake maker from Japan, shows up to find his own ex-girlfriend, Sebastian takes him to northern California to find her. They are a clash of cultures waiting to happen. Someone has to break first. Together they meet a colorful group of characters as they come to grips with who they are and the true nature of the girlfriends they're pursuing. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama


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USA | Japan


English | Japanese

Release Date:

24 May 2014 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Beautiful film in both the Asian and American way
16 October 2014 | by Lance NgSee all my reviews

I actually don't understand why pple wouldn't like this film unless they are too used to fancy best-seller book adaption scripts or big- budget CGI Hollywood style stuff.

This sweet indie film is a good blend of the subtlety of love portrayed in Asian films which provided a good contrast against the liberal freedom of American culture and outspokenness.

It may not be filled with visual awe or heart thumping rides, but it is a quietly sweet film in its own right. Most of all, all the lead actors put in amazing performances for a such a budget indie production.

To those who appreciate that true love in all its innocence of youth need not to spoken out loud and constantly reassured from one to the other, this is film-making at its purest and most sincere.

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