Japanese Film Festival | Satellite

We Make Antiques!


Directed by: Masaharu Take
2018 / 105 minutes / Recommended for aged 12+


An antique dealer and a ceramicist walk into a sushi bar…

Screens in Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne.

Antique dealer Norio (Kiichi Nakai) has seen the worst, from badly-made fakes to cleverly fabricated documents. Some may call him an opportunist, but he’s just a man trying to make an honest living in the shady world of antiques. When he meets a talented ceramicist named Sasuke (Kuranosuke Sasaki, Samurai Hustle), it occurs to him that combining their skills can lead to greater things. Maybe, just maybe, they can pull of the greatest swindle in the world of Japanese antiques.

Antiques Roadshow meets Ocean’s 11 in this comical take on the serious world of antiques trading. We Make Antiques! is an entertaining crowd pleaser that also offers historical trivia on Rikyu and traditional ceramics.

37th Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase


Dendy Canberra Centre, Canberra


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane


Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


ACMI, Melbourne

Screens in: Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

Director: Masaharu Take

Screenplay: Shin Adachi and Masako Imai

Producer: Hiroyasu Nagata

Cast: Kiichi Nakai, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Tomochika, Aoi Morikawa and Tomoya Maeno

Genre: Comedy

Format: DCP colour