Action, Comedy
Gangsters & Outliers, Manga Adaptations

The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill

ザ・ファブル 殺さない殺し屋

Directed by: Kan Eguchi
2021 / 131 minutes / Unclassified 15+

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Hitman lured out of his sabbatical

After the success of the first live-action manga adaptation of The Fable, director Kan Eguchi (Riding Uphill, JFF2019) is back with the sequel, packed with even more action, comedy and drama! Junichi Okada reprises his role as the deadpan lethal assassin Fable, whose sabbatical continues as he lies low, living an ‘ordinary life’ under the pseudonym Akira Satо̄. He passes the days doodling child-like illustrations part-time for a design company, while freeloading off his partner in crime Yōko (Fumino Kimura) who poses as his squabbling sister. But the peace doesn’t last long—the mythical hitman Fable is soon dragged back into the underworld. This time his guilty conscience weighs on him and is used as bait. Setting off a chain reaction of events, the revenge hungry ex-yakuza boss Utsubo (Shinichi Tsutsumi) sends an army of men to take Fable down, and settle the score once and for all. Based on Katsuhisa Minami’s manga of the same name, this action-packed adaptation will have audiences glued to their seats.

Audience warning: Contains strong violence, sexual references, blood and gore

Saturday 30th October

Palace Electric, Canberra

Friday 5th November

Palace Raine Square, Perth

Friday 12th November

Palace Barracks, Brisbane

Friday 19th November

The Kino, Melbourne

Sunday 28th November

The Kino, Melbourne

Friday 3rd December

Palace Norton Street, Sydney

Sunday 5th December

Palace Verona, Sydney

Screens in: Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Director: Kan Eguchi

Cast: Junichi Okada, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Fumino Kimura

Genre: Action, Comedy

Category: Gangsters & Outliers, Manga Adaptations

Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles