The Invention of Dr. Nakamats

Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Denmark, 2009

60 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Dr. Nakamats is a cult figure in Japan and a famous inventor with over 3300 patents. He is about to celebrate his 80th birthday, still feeling young and full of energy. He is convinced that he will live to be 144 years old. But how will Dr. Nakamats reach this goal? The film follows this extraordinary Japanese celebrity on his life-prolonging mission whilst delving into new inventions.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Opfindelsen af Dr. Nakamats
Danish title Opfindelsen af Dr. Nakamats
Other titles Dr. NakaMats
Keywords Life extension, Nakamats, Yoshiro, Inventions, Japan
Director Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Producer Mette Heide
Director of Photography Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Editor Adam Nielsen
Sound Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Appearance Yoshiro Nakamatsu
Production country Denmark
Production company Plus Pictures
International sales Mercury Media International
Danish festival release 07.11.2009, Grand, CPH:DOX
TV release 16.11.2010, DR 2
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Plus Pictures


Direction Kaspar Astrup Schröder


Translation Reiko Inoue
Translation Esben Grøndal


Producer Mette Heide
Production manager Susanne Fosgaard Nielsen
Production manager Mette Mailand


Cinematography Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Cinematographer: 2. unit Alex Kubalsky


Editing Adam Nielsen


Music Mark Mothersbaugh


Sound engineer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Sound assistant Jacques Pedersen
Foley artist Martin Langenbach

Visual effects

Graphic design The Ronin
Colourist Sandra Klass


Appearance Yoshiro Nakamatsu

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Transilvania International Film Festival 2012-06-01
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2010-10-21
Bergen International Film festival 2010-10-20
Melbourne Film Festival 2010-07-23
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2010-07-09
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2010-06-22
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010-05-08
Leuven, Docville 2010-05-01
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2010-04-29
San Francisco Int. Film Festival 2010-04-22
Durham, Full Frame 2010-04-08
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2010-03-12
ZagrebDox 2010-02-28
Amsterdam, IDFA 2009-11-19
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06
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