Films of Koji Fukada
The Real Thing
Drama, Romance, Thriller
After Tsuji (Win Morisaki), a floundering toy salesman, rescues Ukiyo (Kaho Tsuchimura), a mysterious woman whose car stalls on the train tracks, she inadvertently whisks him into an epic series of misadventures involving gangsters, strange interlopers, kidnapping and other sundry crimes.
Singular auteur Koji Fukada (A GIRL MISSING, HARMONIUM) adapts Mochiru Hoshisato’s popular manga into a four-hour dramatic saga replete with his patently idiosyncratic and lively take on human nature, fatalism, and true love.
An official selection at Cannes, THE REAL THING has been hailed as both “a masterpiece” (The Film Stage) and “the purest work yet from an emerging auteur who’s singularly compelled by the friction between public order and private chaos” (IndieWire).
DIRECTED BY KOJI FUKADA
JAPAN | 2020 | JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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