Director: Miwa Nishikawa
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Taiga Nakano, Seiji Rokkaku, Yukiya Kitamura, Hakuryû, Midoriko Kimura, Masami Nagasawa, Narumi Yasuda, Meiko Kaji, Isao Hashizume
Runtime: 126 min.
A middle-aged former yakuza is released from prison after thirteen years where he was placed for murder. He is struggling to adapt to society and freedom, find a job and communicate normally, but he is also preoccupied by the quest for his mother from whom he was separated as a child. He finds allies in his search for his parent and a place in mainstream society, but the process is not seamless or smooth.
YAKUSHO Koji "Shall We Dance?" "The Blood of Wolves" "The Third Murder"
NAKANA Taiga "The Man From the Sea" “Taro the Fool” "Silent Rain"
NAGASAWA Masami "Our Little Sister" “The Confidence Man JP” “Mother”
Awards & Festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival – Official selection
Chicago International Film Festival – Best International Feature (Audience Choice Award), Silver Hugo Award (Best Performance), Nominee: Golden Hugo (Best Feature)
AFI Fest – participation
Denver Film Festival – participation