Embassy of Japan
October 21, 2015
6:30 pm
Japan Information and Culture Center

Japan Academy Award Winner
Best Screenplay, 2013

Struggling actor Takeshi Sakurai (Masato Sakai) is out of work, out of luck, and can't even succeed at taking his own life. After a failed attempt, he goes to the local bathhouse and comes across a mysterious man who slips, falls, and immediately loses his memory.

Takeshi takes this fateful opportunity to unlock a new life for himself, switching locker keys and identities with the man. Little does he know that his victim is the famed hitman, Kondo Yamazaki (Teruyuki Kagawa).

Meanwhile, Kondo begins to piece 'his' life back together with the help of Kanae Mizushima (Ryoko Hirosue), a young woman he meets in the hospital. Kanae is determined to find a husband - could Kondo/Takeshi be the one?

As the truth about Kondo and Sakurai comes to light, they must scramble to resolve the chaos of this topsy-turvy chain of events.

Special Recognition

Winner of the Japan Academy Award for Best Screenplay, 2013; Kinema Junpo Award, 2013; Shanghai International Film Festival, 2012; Golden Orchid - Hawaii International Film Festival Award for Best Narrative Feature, 2012; and Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actress, 2012.

Nominated at the Japan Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress, 2013.

Official Selection at then Toronto International Film Festival, Asian Film Festival of Dallas, and LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Warning: This film is unrated and contains some scenes of violence. Recommended for ages 12+. Viewer discretion is advised.

This event is free and open to the public, butregistration is required for security purposes. Click here to register.

Doors open at 6:00PM and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00PM.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

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