The president of a failing electronics company decides to boost its corporate image by building an extravagant humanoid robot. A week before the impending Robotics Expo the project is still a total wreck. The team decides to take emergency measures by hiring an old man (recently accused of suffering dementia) to wear a fictional robot suit! When the “robot” becomes an unexpected sensation, how long can they can keep up the charade?
The title is a clever play on “Oji” (Japanese for “old man”). The film is also something of a Cinderalla story – this particular Oji-san is played by a Mr. Suzuki, making his acting debut at the ripe old age of 73, who was chosen from among 200 people from the local elderly resource center. Currently in post-production, the film will premiere in early 2012. We can’t wait! Until then, click here to see just how convincing such a costume can be!