I Just Didn't Do It

I Just Didn't Do It (それでもボクはやってない, Soredemo boku wa yattenai) is a 2007 Japanese film directed by Masayuki Suo, starring Ryo Kase, Asaka Seto and Kōji Yakusho.

I Just Didn't Do It
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byMasayuki Suo
Screenplay byMasayuki Suo[1]
Produced by
  • Shintaro Horikawa
  • Yoshino Sasaki
  • Daisuke Sekiguchi[1]
StarringRyo Kase
Asaka Seto
Koji Yamamoto
Masako Motai
Kōji Yakusho
CinematographyNaoki Kayano[1]
Edited byJunichi Kikuchi[1]
Music byYoshikazu Suo[1]
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • November 2006 (2006-11) (AFM)
  • January 20, 2007 (2007-01-20) (Japan)
Running time
143 minutes[1]
Box office¥1.11 billion[2]


Based on a true story, the film is the story of a young man charged with groping on a train. Following the events depicted in the film, which end in a conviction and his decision to appeal, in real life his appeal was rejected by supreme court and his sentence to 18 months of prison has been confirmed.



The film premiered at the American Film Market in November 2006 in the United States and distributed by Toho in Japan on January 20, 2007.[1] It was later shown in New York City on January 11, 2007.[1]

It was Japan's submission to the 80th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3] It was chosen as the Best Film at the 2008 Yokohama Film Festival.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Galbraith IV 2008, p. 446.
  2. ^ "Movies With Box Office Gross Receipts Exceeding 1 Billion Yen". Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  3. ^ "List of Japanese films nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film" (in Japanese). Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan. Retrieved 2008-06-22.
  4. ^ "Yokohama Film Festival: 2008". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-16.


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