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An outsider gives transgender struggles to Japan’s motion picture monitors

Eiji Uchida’s ‘Midnight Swan’ movie stars SMAP’s Kusanagi as champion

TOKYO — it sometimes normally takes an outsider to perfect other outsiders.

Born and lifted in Brazil before relocating to Japan at the age of 11, Eiji Uchida battled to conform to Japanese society as a youngster. These days a well-known flick director, he’s constructed a career portraying the homes of fellow misfits.

His own most current production shows the travails of an impoverished transgender girl, and also being an unusual reach for an art-house photograph — especially one that shows a marginalized area of Japanese society.

Raised by megastar Tsuyoshi Kusanagi having fun with the champion, “Midnight Swan” has brought more than 500 million yen ($4.7 million) right at the ticket office since its production four weeks back.

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