Crime or Punishment?!?

July 11, 2009
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(Tsumi toka batsu toka)
Opening Film–International Premiere

©2008 "Crime or Punishment?!?" Production Committee.

Director Keralino Sandorovich returns to JAPAN CUTS with an insane black comedy full of Monty Python-esque absurdity. To avoid charges for unintentional shoplifting, Ayame, a clumsy and aspiring model, agrees to become a "Celebrity Police Chief" for a day. When she realizes that a junior detective in her precinct is her former lover and a psychopathic serial killer, she must choose between what’s right and what’s in her heart.

2008, 110 min., 35mm. Directed by Keralino Sandorovich. With Riko Narumi, Kento Nagayama and Sakura Ando.

The June 30 screening of Crime or Punishment?!? is preceded by the world premiere English version of the animated music videos The Bottom Biting Bug and Sumiko: Who Do You Think You Are? by the creator of JAPAN CUTS festival trailer, UrumaDelvi.

Part of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, June 30 – July 12, 2009.


$8 Japan Society members

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  • Saturday, July 11, 2009
  • 12:00 pm