By Daihachi YOSHIDA

ASMIK ACE, INC - as SALES All rights, World

Thriller - Completed 2017

Six strangers with a suspicious past. To believe in their innocence? Or to hold them suspect?
Director Daihachi Yoshida and his all-star cast find the heart in the characters that face an extreme situation in this story full of hope and mystery.

& Awards

Busan IFF 2017
A Window on Asian Cinema Kim Jiseok Award
Chicago IFF 2017
HIFF 2017
Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival 2018
Udine Far East Film Festival 2018
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 126 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daihachi YOSHIDA
    • Producer(s)
    • Yoko IDE (Asmik Ace,Inc.)
    • Synopsis
    • Six strangers, 4 men & 2 women, arrive in Uobuka, a small, shabby harbor town. Tsukisue is the unflappable, nonchalant city official who is assigned to be in charge of "acclimating" the 6 strangers into this town. They are part of a secret government program to release convicted felons back into society. Their "past" has not been revealed to Tsukisue or the townspeople.

      Fukumoto is a timid, quiet, barber's apprentice.
      Ohta is the sexy, approachable caregiver.
      Kurimoto is the awkward but methodical janitor.
      The close-mouthed, scarred launderer, Ohno.
      Sugiyama is an intimidating fishing boat operator.
      And Miyakoshi is a carefree, inquisitive deliveryman.

      Tsukisue soon learns the shocking truth; they are all convicted murderers. The six try to blend in with the town while carrying the burden of their sins. The discovery of a body in the harbor starts to bring Tsukisue, his high school classmate Aya, & the people of this small town to intersect in an emotional climax.