The Real Thing
Tsuji is a good man, but he has casual relations with two women in his workplace. One day he saves the life of a mysterious woman, Ukiyo, who was about to die in a crossing. Ukiyo's off-guard attitude causes lots of problems but Tsuji saves her every time when Ukiyo is in trouble, which leads him to an even worse situation. Japanese arthouse auteur Kōji Fukada reaches new artistic heights with this noir thriller based on the graphic novel by Mochiru Hoshisato. The Real Thing originally produced as a ten-episode TV series, this epic romance is now being presented in a new director’s cut, in the shape of a four-hour feature film. The film is the official selection at 73rd Cannes Film Festival.
Win Morisaki, Kaho Tsuchimura, Shohei Uno, Kei Ishibashi