Japan. 2010. 139 min., 35 mm, color, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Lee Sang-il. With Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu, Akira Emoto, Masaki Okada, Kirin Kiki, Hikari Mitsushima.
When two lonely souls meet on an online dating site, they instantly fall in love. But the man has a secret–he is the one who killed a woman whose murder has been in the news for days. When he tries to turn himself in, she stops him because she has discovered the joy of loving someone for the first time in her life. And so the desperate lovers go on the run but their getaway ensnares the lives of families of both the killer and the victim. Based on Shuichi Yoshida’s bestselling crime noir novel of the same name, Villain was nominated for numerous awards at the 2011 Japan Academy Prize, including Best Film and Best Director (which was director Lee’s second nomination, after his 2006 win for Hula Girls), and won five, which included all four acting awards and for the score by Joe Hisaishi.
Part of the Globus Film Series: Love Will Tear Us Apart
$12/$9 Japan Society members, seniors & students
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- March 9, 2012
- 7:30 pm