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SABU
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Japan
2018
102
Colour
English
subtitles

In this energetic, fast-paced film (in typical SABU-style), three men find themselves in separate predicaments. Singer Hiroshi is being kidnapped by his biggest fan, ex-convict Tetsuo is facing retribution after taking revenge on the gangsters who put him in jail, and Takeru is convinced that doing three good deeds a day will bring back his comatose girlfriend. A humorous, absurdist black comedy.

In deze energieke en absurdistische zwarte komedie, gefilmd in typische SABU-stijl, komen drie mannen elk in een lastige situatie terecht. Zanger Hiroshi wordt ontvoerd door zijn ‘grootste fan’, ex-bajesklant Tetsuo heeft wraak genomen op de gangsters die hem in de gevangenis deden belanden en krijgt nu met de gevolgen daarvan te maken, en de vriendin van Takeru raakt in coma. Hij gelooft echter dat het doen van drie goede daden haar weer zal doen ontwaken.

 

Director’s bio & selected filmography

SABU is the pseudonym of Japanese actor/director TANAKA Hiroyuki. He made his directorial debut with Dangan Runner (1996), which screened in the Panorama section at Berlin International Film Festival, as well as other festivals. He soon became known for quirky, character-driven action-comedies. His feature Mr Long was nominated for the Golden Bear in Berlin.

1996 – Dangan Runner 

1997 – Postman Blues

2000 – Monday

2011 – Bunny Drop (CJ 2011)

2013 – Miss Zombie

2015 – Chasuke’s Journey

2017 – Mr Long