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Pompo The Cinephile Blu-ray/DVD

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Pompo The Cinephile

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About Pompo The Cinephile Blu-ray/DVD

Pompo The Cinephile contains the animated film directed by Takayuki Hirao.

Pompo is a talented and gutsy producer in “Nyallywood,” the movie-making capital of the world. Although she’s known for B-movies, one day Pompo tells her movie-loving but apprehensive assistant Gene that he will direct her next script: a delicate drama about an aging and tormented creative genius, starring the legendary and Brando-esque actor Martin Braddock, and a young actress seeking her first break. But when the production heads towards chaos, can Gene rise to Pompo’s challenge, and succeed as a first-time director?

Pompo the Cinephile is a rollicking, exuberant ode to the power of the movies, and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process, as a new director and his team devote their lives to the pursuit of a “masterpiece.”


  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 12+
  • Run Time: 94
  • Year Created: 2021
  • Release Date: 7/12/2022
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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"My favorite part of the movie... is the fact that it's only 90 minutes long."


POMPO THE CINEPHILE is a riotously funny, lively, snappy roller-coaster ride of a Japanese anime which is a salute to filmmaking. The film, directed by Takayuki Hirao, is no masterpiece by any means, but it's a pleasant way to spend 90 minutes. (Amusingly, the running time also proves to be a gag at the end of the film!) The story is about an aspiring filmmaker, one Gene Dini, who is commissioned to produce a film based on a script by the bossy but brilliant title character. The film makes hilarious allusions to Hollywood (called Nyallywood here), as well as famous stars (Nathalie Woodward and Martin Braddock -- bonus points if you can figure out who these actors are plays off of), while crafting a heartfelt, feel-good tale which manages to be great fun throughout. If you're a film buff and can relate to the challenges of editing (the protagonist's job is to whittle 75 hours of footage into a 90 minute film), this is the movie for you.