Dreams for Sale

July 13, 2013
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New York Premiere
Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival

When Satoko and Kanya’s restaurant burns to the ground and they find themselves in dire straits, they don’t just give up, they get married–but not to each other! Despite his rather "average" looks, Kanya has a preternatural talent for romancing women, a skill that turn out to be an unorthodox but invaluable source of revenue. With Satoko’s able assistance in scoping out potential prey, they begin promising matrimony to lonely ladies before scamming them out of all their cash. As they tear through Japan’s entire population of lonely hearts, things begin to take a toll on their own marriage and their very souls.

Japan. 2012. 137 min. 35 mm, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Miwa Nishikawa. With Takako Matsu, Sadao Abe, Rena Tanaka, Sawa Suzuki, Tamae Ando.

18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age and older.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2013

$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors and students

Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • 3:45 pm