It’s Me It’s Me

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

Somewhere between Magritte, Kafka, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman, Satoshi Miki’s (director of Adrift In Tokyo) surrealist tale of Hitoshi, a young electronics store clerk with a case of multiple person disorder (played by pop star Kazuya Kamenashi of the band Kat-Tun) boldly goes where no black comedy has gone before. After picking up a cellphone left behind by a customer, he undertakes a popular scam: he calls the person’s mother and with the open-sesame magic formula "It’s me! It’s me!" poses as her son, easily talking the mom into transferring cash to his own depleted bank account. Soon, Hitoshi gets not just a lot more money, but a new mum, and a new "me," in the person of a doppelganger. And that’s not the end of it, the young man ends up proliferating, until the whole city becomes a metropolis of "me" (well, him) walking around everywhere. Which is great for the narcissistic young man… until they start killing each other.

Japan. 2013. 123 min. DCP, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Satoshi Miki. With Kazuya Kamenashi, Yuki Uchida, Ryo Kase, Midoriko Kimura, Keiko Takahashi.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2013

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  • Saturday, July 13, 2013
  • 6:30 pm