Kohei, a swimmer with a wife and child, is shocked when, one day, his wife asks him to sign divorce papers. Drowning his sorrows in alcohol, he finds himself venturing into Tokyo’s gay neighborhood, where a fateful meeting awaits with Yutaka, an alluring younger man.
Yutaka makes his living in adult entertainment, but his dream is to become an anime creator. Both men are in strange places in their lives and find themselves increasingly needing one another to get through to the next day.
Sexy and emotionally gripping, Japanese writer-director Oe Takamasa’s debut feature Athlete has been a hit at LGBTQ film festivals around the globe.