2010, 139 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura. With Masato Sakai, Yuko Takeuchi, Hidetaka Yoshioka.
Co-presented with the New York Asian Film Festival
Yoshihiro Nakamura’s Fish Story was the sleeper hit of last year’s festival, but his new movie makes it looks like child’s play. Befuddled everyman Aoyagi finds himself inexplicably framed for the assassination of Japan’s prime minister. Soon the delivery guy is sprinting from one government kill squad to another, as the plot breathlessly spins out of control and weaves together the mother of all conspiracy theories. But a conspiracy is just another word for a social network after all, and like a vaccine fighting a virus, Aoyagi’s buddies and exes from past and present come together to rescue their endangered friend.
$12 / $8 Japan Society members, seniors & students
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