Despite having graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents without any plans for the future. Everything changes, however, when he takes up a job at a local bathhouse and discovers that it is used by the yakuza as a convenient place for executions and corpse disposal. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival: Japanese Cinema Splash, this auspicious debut from writer/director Seiji Tanaka features an ingenious script full of unexpected shifts in genre and tone, effortlessly swinging between black comedy, coming-of-age romance and crime thriller.

DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Q&A with director and cast
  • Melancholic Short Film
Certificate:
15
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
2
Main Language:
Japanese

English
Subtitle Languages:

English

Run Time:
113 mins approx
studio:
Third Window Films
Theatrical Release Year:
2020

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Despite having graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents without any plans for the future. Everything changes, however, when he takes up a job at a local bathhouse and discovers that it is used by the yakuza as a convenient place for executions and corpse disposal. Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival: Japanese Cinema Splash, this auspicious debut from writer/director Seiji Tanaka features an ingenious script full of unexpected shifts in genre and tone, effortlessly swinging between black comedy, coming-of-age romance and crime thriller.

DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU-RAY CONTENTS

  • Behind the Scenes
  • Q&A with director and cast
  • Melancholic Short Film
Certificate:
15
Region:
B
Number of Discs:
2
Main Language:
Japanese

English
Subtitle Languages:

English

Run Time:
113 mins approx
studio:
Third Window Films
Theatrical Release Year:
2020
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