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Side Job (彼女の人生は間違いじゃない)

 

Runtime: 119 min / 2017
Director: Ryuichi Hiroki
Starring:  Kumi Takiuchi, Ken Mitsuishi, Kengo Kora
North American Premiere

CONTAINS SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND/OR SEXUALITY.
ADMITTANCE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO 18+

Miyuki lost her mother in the 2011 tsunami disaster in Fukushima. Working as a city clerk, she shares temporary housing with her father, a rice farmer who has lost his livelihood as his fields are now in the nuclear contamination zone. Out of financial necessity, and to escape her grinding existence in the disaster area, she journeys to Tokyo on the weekends where she works as a prostitute. There she meets Miura who becomes her driver, guardian and confidant.

Based on Fukushima-born director Hiroki’s own novel, and featuring a stunning central performance for Takiuchi, Side Job is an unsentimental, heart-wrenching but ultimately hopeful tale of a bleak realities of post-disaster Tohoku.

Official Website and Trailer (in Japanese): gaga.ne.jp/kanojo

東日本大震災からおよそ5年がたった福島県いわき市。福島の市役所に勤めている金沢みゆき(瀧内公美)は、仮設住宅で一緒に暮らす父親・修(光石研)には英会話教室に通うとうそをつき、週末になると高速バスで渋谷に向かいデリヘルのアルバイトをしにいく。高速バスで福島と東京を往復する日々の繰り返しから何かを求め続けるみゆき、そして彼女を取り巻く人々の姿を描いたヒューマンドラマ。

監督:廣木隆一  出演:瀧内公美、光石研、高良健吾

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