By Yasuhiko SHIMIZU

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Black comedy - Completed 2019

MANRIKI is an unconventional, multi-layered, black comedy film created by Team MANRIKI, a group of ambitious actors, writers, and musicians that consists of Nagano, Takumi Saitoh, Nobuaki Kaneko, and Yasuhiko Shimizu.

& Awards

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2019
European Fantastic Film Festival 2019
Federation Asian Award
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Black comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yasuhiko SHIMIZU
    • Writer(s)
    • _ NAGANO
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • A would-be model works days in front of a supermarket cash register. Try though she might, she fails one audition after another. Unable to understand why, she blames her lack of success on her face, which she accuses of being too big. Sensing it is the models who opt for cosmetic surgery that get work, she grows obsessed with the idea of shrinking her
      face to meet conventional notions of beauty.

      However, fate leads her to the MANRIKI Beauty Clinic
      where a dubious practitioner is driven by his own standard of beauty. Through the use of a strange contraption, he “crushes” her face. After being outed online for his disturbing and doubtless illegal practices, he goes on the run. But not before others fall victim to his obsessions and set of morals at
      odds with the rest of society.