Kanojo ga son na wo shiranai toritachi Japan Now Special Strand
Towako lives with Jinji, 15 years her senior, an uncouth man she does not love. Despite Jinji’s selfless devotion, Towako never gives anything in return. Instead, Towako cannot forget her ex-boyfriend Kurosakai and even sleeps with other men who evoke memories of him. One day a policeman arrives at her door, revealing that Kurosaki has been missing for five years.
A gripping adaptation of Mahokaru Numata’s award-winning mystery novel and featuring sublime performances, Kazuya Shiraishi masterfully directs this visceral tale of lust and redemption following the twisted and loveless relationships.
Screened as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2018: (Un)true Colours – Secrets and Lies in Japanese Cinema.
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