Complicity (Kazenokiwa Kotono Youni)

Japan | NR | 115 min | Japanese, Mandarin
2019CinetopiaStills\1080_complicity.jpg

Showings

State Theatre - Screen 2 Wed, May 15 8:45 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 8 Thu, May 16 4:15 PM
Event Info
Film Section:World Narrative
Category:Drama
Immigration
Fish Out of Water
ST
Ann Arbor
Emagine
Royal Oak
Sponsored By:U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
UM Center for Japanese Studies
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):115
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:Japan
China
Language:Japanese
Mandarin
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Busan
Tokyo Filmex
Toronto
Berlinale
Glasgow
Hawaii IFF
Japanese Currents
Festival Awards:Audience Award
Tokyo Filmex
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kei Chikaura

Description

Chen Liang, a young Chinese man is an illegal immigrant in Japan. One day he receives a call about a job offer meant for someone else. In his desperation, he pretends to be the intended recipient in order to get the job, which turns out to be work at a traditional Japanese soba restaurant. He starts his new life living and working with the elderly soba master with the fear that his identity could be exposed at any moment.