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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Koroshi (Film noir)

Fortnight 2000, Feature film, 1h26

Synopsis

« Perhaps the life is like… Taking a bus for a long journey, continuously. By chance people being together there, Hating each other, abusing each other, Even though, we hope to understand each other, Never giving up, Should continue to journey. » A man who is gentle and honest, a typical Japanese salaried man, was laid off. He is hanging around a town with depressed heart, thinking of his loving wife and daughter. One day, he meets a stranger who offers him « a job ». The job is a murder… There is no choice. He accepts the request and gets a new job for his family. But a tragedy awaits in his future… The film takes place in the North of Japan but it shows the fantasy and the severe real world of the end of this century. The storm of the economic depression is still ranging all over the country and the end of it still seems to be far away… This is the beautiful world of the « film noir ».

Director

Masahiro Kobayashi

He was born in Tokyo. He studied to become singer and composer mais he prefered direction. He worked as a screenwriter and won the Kido award for Yellow Monkey that has no name. His first two full length films were shown in several international festivals and won awards.

Ken Ogata
Nene Otsuka
Ryo Ishibashi
Sansyo Shinsui

Screenplay
Masahiro Kobayashi

Image
Akira Sakoh

Sound
Mitsuru Seya

Editing
Naoki Kaneko

Set decoration
Masahiro Kobayashi

Production :
Seiichi OnoMuseum Co 3-7-4
SendagayaShibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japon
tél.: (81 3) 5474 2356
fax : (81 3) 3479 6157

Monkey Town Productions

Vente à l’étranger :
Mercure Distribution
27 rue de la Butte aux Cailles
75013 Paris, France
tél.: 33 (0)1 44 16 88 44
fax : 33 (0)1 45 65 07 47
infos@mercure-distribution.fr

Presse :
Frédérique Giezendanner
27 rue Saint Ambroise
75011 Paris, France
tél.: 33 (0)1 43 38 06 49
fax : 33 (0)1 48 05 29 14