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Selected by the Japanese filmfestival Nippon

Key of life

(Feature Film, Japan 2012), OV with Engl. subtitles, 96 min.Director: Kenji Uchida
Actors: Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Hirosue, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa
Director of Photography: Akira Sako
Production: "Key of Life" Film Partners
Screenplay: Kenji Uchida

In a bathhouse, the paths of the wealthy professional killer Kondo and the debt-ridden as well as unsuccessful actor Sakurai cross. When Kondo suffers an accident, Sakurai quickly swaps their locker keys and assumes the identity of Kondo. Kondo, suffering from amnesia, takes on the life of Sakurai. But whilst Kondo makes the acquaintance of the crazy-to-get-married, ambitious but equally lovely Kanae, Sakurai must deal with the Yakuza. Uchida tells this story with subtle humour, handing out the odd sarcastic jab from time to time.
His comedy thriller, which won the Nippon Cinema Award in 2013, excites with its precise image compositions, fascinating characters, sharp dialogues and a fast-paced showdown.

Selected by the Japanese filmfestival Nippon Connection

Kategorie: Internationales Programm Humor
Show: Tuesday, 25. March 2014, 10:00 p.m., Metropolis 3