The Scythian Lamb

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.

Daihachi Yoshida
Ryo Nishikido, Ryuhei Matsuda, Fumino Kimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Shingo Mizusawa
North American Premiere
126 minutes
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