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Yurigokoro

Dir: Naoto Kumazawa
Cast: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Tôri Matsuzaka
128mins   2017   Japan   18   Japanese    Subtitled   

ユリゴコロ

Celebrating new Japanese films in collaboration with The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Everything seems perfect in the life of aspiring restaurateur, Ryosuke; his business is thriving and he is about to be married to his beautiful fiancée. Yet, his existence begins to unravel when his father is diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. While going through his father's belongings, Ryosuke discovers a diary and within its pages he reads a seemingly incriminating entry: “Without remorse, I take a life…” Is the passage a fictional account or the biographical memoir of a murderer? His world upended, it seems like things can't get much worse for Ryosuke – just then, his fiancée vanishes.

With a stellar cast, this devastating love story is an adaptation of Mahokaru Numata's mystery novel, Nan-Core, which sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.