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  • World Premiere

Indie Forum



Director: SHEIKH M Haris

2022|Japan|86min|Language: Japanese|Subtitles: English

Date Time Venue
3/13 Sun 14:00 Cine Libre Umeda 3
3/17 Thu 13:35 Cine Libre Umeda 3
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HASHIMOTO Ichiro (橋本一郎)
TAKAHASHI Yukino (高橋ユキノ)
ONO Takahiro (小野孝弘)
IKEGAMI Ryoma (池上リョヲマ)
KOTANI Sanae (小谷沙奈恵)

Ryuji (HASHIMOTO Ichiro) is a 40-year-old and has no status, no money, no women, and, just after we meet him, no job as he gets fired for sexual harassment. He’s convinced that it’s not his fault, he just needs a chance. Well, fate has more twists in store for Ryuji as he receives an invitation to a school reunion and an offer of a date from Akane (TAKAHASHI Yukino), a 20-year-old woman. Alas, neither situation turns out as expected as Akane asks him to kill her father and the reunion reveals that Ryuji’s first love, Chisato (KOTANI Sanae), has got herself hitched to the bully who tormented them both and she is being abused now. In a state of emotional confusion, Ryuji believes that a recently acquired gun will allow him to change his approach to life.

Of course, Ryuji’s in way over his head in this tale of desperate women and dangerous guys, all of whom are examples of people living on the edge of contemporary society. The pluses of the film is seeing everyone collide together in various artfully shot and well-acted scenes that capture forlorn people in a dark, yet sometimes comic world.

[Jason MAHER]

Director: SHEIKH M Haris