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Crime - Completed 2018

Slacker Kazuhiko is unexpectedly hired to work part-time at a public bathhouse, which turns out to be a site for late-night executions. His destiny is set in motion toward an unknown destination...

& Awards

Tokyo International Film Festival 2018
Best Director Award for Japanese Cinema Splash
Udine Far East Film Festival 2019
White Mulberry Award
Nippon Connection 2019
Audience Award for Nippon Visions
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Crime, Thriller, Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seiji TANAKA
    • Writer(s)
    • Seiji TANAKA
    • Synopsis
    • Kazuhiko’s life is going nowhere. After graduating from a prestigious university, he works part-time while living at home with his parents. One night, he goes to a public bathhouse and is reunited by chance with his high school classmate Yuri. Following her suggestion, he begins working there.
      Kazuhiko goes on several dates with Yuri, and strikes up a rapport with his bathhouse colleague Matsumoto. Things seem to be looking up.
      However, one night at the bathhouse, Kazuhiko witnesses something shocking. His workplace is being used after hours as a site for executions, and it turns out that Matsumoto has been hired primarily for his talent for killing. Having seen too much, Kazuhiko is forced to join in the bathhouse’s murderous sideline.
      Before long, Kazuhiko develops a bizarre bond with Matsumoto, which will eventually change his life forever. His destiny takes a sudden swerve towards an unknown destination.
      As he struggles hopelessly to deal with his situation, a more fulfilling future unexpectedly begins to reveal itself.
      While traversing genres such as suspense, comedy, and action, this film follows Kazuhiko’s bloody journey of self-discovery.