A Man

A Man

classified 12A S Sold Out

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024


Please note: This was screened in Feb 2024

Kei Ishikawa
Sakura Ando, Yôko Maki, Satoshi Tsumabuki
121 mins, Subtitled, 2023, Japan
Primary language

Adapted from the Keiichiro Hirano novel, this brooding thriller about identity, love and truth explores what it means to have enduring relationships with those we’ve lost - but perhaps never fully knew.

Rie (Sakura Ando), a divorced mother, returns to her hometown and remarries Daisuke (Masataka Kubota), a mysterious but kind-hearted new arrival. They form a loving family of four and lead a happy life until one day, Daisuke is abruptly killed in a tragic accident. Rie is then stunned to find out that her late husband was not the man he said he was, so asks attorney Kido (Satoshi Tsumabuki) to lead an investigation into Daisuke’s unknown past, which results in some startling and painful conclusions…

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, returns to Watershed with its biggest showcase ever, another exciting lineup showcasing the versatility and uniqueness of Japanese cinema. This year's theme is Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema.

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