Directed by: Seiji Tanaka
Length: 113 minutes
Classification rating: Unclassified 15+ (under 15s must be accompanied by an adult)
Screens in: Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne
Scrubbing tiles and tubs is murderous work
Despite having a degree from a prestigious university, Kazuhiko is unemployed and living with his parents with no plans for the future. Having no work experience and a lacklustre attitude toward life, the strange, awkward and socially inept Kazuhiko eventually finds a job at the local bathhouse scrubbing tiles. While his days are rosier now with the regular stream of income, suspicious interactions between his boss and coworker lead him to question the use of his workplace outside of hours. On one particular night, he is accidentally caught witnessing a yakuza execution in the bathhouse. What begins as a film about a lonely ill-fitting man drifting along the outskirts of society, quickly develops a cross-genre edginess that is viscerally thrilling, darkly funny and heartwarming.
Director: Seiji Tanaka
Screenplay: Seiji Tanaka
Producer: Yoji Minagawa
Cast: Yoji Minagawa, Yoshitomo Isozaki and Mebuki Yoshida
Genre: Crime & Suspense, Drama
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.
Format: DCP colour