2016, Japan, 116’, Color, Japanese
Director: Koji Fukada
Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Kanji Furutachi
2016 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard
If the most trusted friend hurts the most beloved one in your life… What would you do?
Innovative director Koji Fukada anatomizes the disintegration of a traditional Japanese family with this sharp melodrama revealing the untold truths and the unspoken fears…
Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio’s family life. Toshio’s wife initially feels disturbed with a stranger in her home, but in time flirtation and nice gestures develops between the two. This calm and silent stranger has the rage of a wild animal. Eventually, Yasaka’s violent temper causes a shocking tragedy. And he disappears…
How this once tranquil family recover and find peace again after this unexpected guest is gone?