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©2018 "Scythian Lamb" Film Production Committee
©Tatsuhiko Yamagami, Mikio Igarashi/Kodansha Ltd

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Director Daihachi Yoshida in attendance

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©Tatsuhiko Yamagami, Mikio Igarashi/Kodansha Ltd

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The Scythian Lamb (羊の木)

 

Runtime: 126 min / 2018
Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Starring:  Ryo Nishikido, Ryuhei Matsuda, Fumino Kimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Shingo Mizusawa
North American Premiere

Suffering from population decline, the small seaside town decides to welcome six strangers into the community. A malevolent fishing boat operator, a sexy caregiver, a frightening launderer, a timid barber, a methodical cleaning woman, and a simple-minded deliveryman are all brought together by this mysterious government-sponsored program. Only Tsukisue, the young city official, is privy to their secret: they are participants in a covert project set up to re-socialize paroled murderers. Tensions are already high and when a murder victim surfaces – upsetting both the townspeople and the local ancestral spirit – everything begins to unravel. A whimsical mix of dark humour, suspense, romance and drama along with adrenaline-driven moments culminating in a thrilling climax.

Official Website and Trailer (in Japanese): hitsujinoki-movie.com

SPECIAL GUEST: DIRECTOR DAIHACHI YOSHIDA
In attendance to introduce his film and take audience questions

 

刑期を終えた元受刑者を自治体が受け入れる新仮釈放制度により、閑散とした港町・魚深市に男女6人が移住してくる。市役所職員の月末一(錦戸亮)は彼らの受け入れ担当を命じられるが、移住者たちの過去を住民たちに知られてはならないという決まりがあった。犯した罪に囚われながら、それぞれ居場所に馴染もうとする6人。そんなある日、港で起こった死亡事故をきっかけに月末の同級生・文(木村文乃)をも巻き込んで、犯罪者を受け入れた町と人々の日常に、少しずつ狂いが生じていき……。

監督:吉田大八  出演:錦戸亮、松田龍平、木村文乃、市川実日子、北村一輝、田中泯、水澤紳吾