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By Jason GRAY

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Drama - Development 2015

The younger brother of a British girl brutally murdered by an infamous killer journeys to Japan to take revenge when he grows up. Partially inspired by true events.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Crime, Family
    • Countries
    • JAPAN, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jason GRAY
    • Writer(s)
    • Jason GRAY
    • Producer(s)
    • Eiko MIZUNO GRAY (Loaded Films), Tim KWOK (CONVERGENCE ENTERTAINMENT INC.)
    • Synopsis
    • Tokyo, 1990s. Only two years after slaughtering and cannibalizing British student Serena Burgess in France, Teppei Hamazaki is released on technicalities.

      England. The Burgesses are devastated once again. Serena's younger brother Jeremy had been shielded from the details of Serena's murder by his dominating, religious father and overprotective mother. Jeremy learns Hamazaki is free but can't comprehend why his parents won't go to Japan. He takes solace in the old treehouse he used to visit with Serena and vows to make the journey alone. After a run-in with his ex-classmates, the treehouse is incinerated. Jeremy's trauma deepens.

      Meanwhile, Hamazaki capitalizes on his infamy while his affluent family crumbles. As the only foreigner Hamazaki will speak to, Tokyo-based French reporter Jean-Paul Lyon is ordered to interview Hamazaki but remains haunted by their past encounters and refuses. He's fired, at which time he meets alluring interpreter Kei.

      Years later, Jeremy works at a depressing factory. When a coworker ridicules Jeremy's past, Jeremy sets fire to the plant and is sentenced to a psychiatric prison, reigniting tabloid interest.
      Jeremy's mother gives him an old audio recording. Serena's happy voice reawakens his original mission - to eliminate Hamazaki. Jeremy weans off psychiatric drugs and completely reforms, being granted early release. He tells his stunned parents “I'm going to Japan.”

      Posing as a researcher, Jeremy hires a young woman named Maki as his co-ordinator and interpreter. She's surprised when Jeremy suddenly arrives in Tokyo expecting quick access to Hamazaki. Jeremy fires her and hires her ex-mentor Kei, but Maki's kindness stays with him. Kei pushes alcoholic Jean-Paul to help Jeremy, but he's unwilling.

      Now an unemployable pariah, Hamazaki sparks a media bidding war by announcing his cannibalistic desires have reawakened as the tenth anniversary of Serena's death approaches.

      Back home, Jeremy's father is crushed by guilt over wanting his son to exact vengeance, finally allowing Jeremy's mother to take control of the situation. The UK tabloids speculate on Jeremy being in Japan.

      As his chances dwindle, Jeremy becomes desperate and lands in trouble with the police. Maki comes to his aid and is astonished to discover his true identity. Although uncertain about his objective, Jeremy's rage rekindles at news of Hamazaki's “comeback” celebration.

      Jean-Paul learns who Jeremy really is from Kei and plots to bring Hamazaki and Jeremy together. But why?

      Killer and victim finally come face-to-face in an explosive and unpredictable climax...
    • Partners & financing
    • Convergence Entertainment
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