Original Film Title: オーバードクター
Director’s Name: Koichi Izuhara
Producer: Naoya Ootani
Country of Origin: Japan
Country of Filming: Japan
Runtime: 1 hour 47 seconds
“Dreams can be a reason to live or a reason to die.”
The film depicts the harsh reality of part-time lecturers who are unable to find tenured posts to continue their research, tackling contemporary issues of the Japanese academic system such as the repayment of student loans, discriminatory low wages and mental exhaustion.