Between Men and the Gods

Between Men and the GodsProfile

  • Movie: Between Men and the Gods (English title)
  • Romaji: Kami to Hito to no Aida
  • Japanese: 神と人との間
  • Director: Eiji Uchida
  • Writer: Junichiro Tanizaki (novel), Eiji Uchida
  • Producer: Tomohiko Sato
  • Cinematographer: Maki Ito
  • World Premiere: October 26, 2017 (Tokyo IFF)
  • Release Date: January 27, 2018
  • Runtime: 89 min.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Hozumi is a doctor and he is friends with manga artist Soeda. They both like Asako who works at a tropical fish shop. Hozumi eventually gives up Asako for his friend Soeda. Soeda and Asako decide to get married, but, after they get married, Soeda dates another woman and abuses Asako. He even pushes Asako to have an affair with Hozumi. Hozumi still has feelings for Asako, but his love changes to hatred.


  1. Based on the novel “Kami to Hito to no Aida” by Junichiro Tanizaki (published from January, 1923 to December, 1924 in magazine Fujinkoron). “Kami to Hito to no Aida” is based on Junichiro Tanizaki’s own experience.
  2. Movie “Between Men and the Gods” is the first film in a 3 part project titled “Tanizaki Tribute.” All three 3 films are based on novels by Junichiro Tanizaki.
  3. Related Titles (Tanizaki Tribute):
    1. Between Men and the Gods | Kami to Hito to no Aida (2018)
    2. Fumiko’s Feet | Fumiko no Ashi (2018)
    3. Evil | Akuma (2018)


Additional Cast Members:

  • Kinuwo Yamada
  • Mitsue Banzai
  • Ryoka Neya
  • Mio Noda – Nanami


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