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Family - Completed 2021

“A Madder Red” is directed by Yuya Ishii, winner of Best Director at the Asian Film Awards for “The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue” (17). In “A Madder Red,” he takes on the difficult subject of Japan’s rigidly stratified society, compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 144 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yuya ISHII
    • Writer(s)
    • Yuya ISHII
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Ryoko is a widow who lost her husband in a fatal road accident caused by an elite bureaucrat seven years ago. She now lives with her son Junpei in a public housing complex where rent is a relatively inexpensive 27,000 yen a month. As well as a part-time job at a flower shop, she also works at a sex parlor, but the cost of living is high due to numerous outgoings such as her father-in-law’s nursing home fees, and making ends meet is a constant struggle.
      The bureaucrat’s family still hasn’t apologized for the accident, but Ryoko keeps her anger bottled up inside, telling Junpei with a smile: “Let’s get through this.”
      One day, Ryoko runs into her old junior high classmate Kumaki and falls in love. She believes him when he says he’ll take care of her, and quits the sex parlor.
      Meanwhile, Ryoko’s former colleague Kei, who Junpei has feelings for, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. To make matters worse, Ryoko learns that Kumaki actually has a wife and child, and only sees her as a diversion. This series of injustices and tragedies ultimately ignites Ryoko’s rage...