Advisory:
Some Coarse Language
Directed by:
Werner Herzog
Cast:
Miki Fujimaki, Umetani Hideyasu, Shun Ishigaki
Year:
2020
Duration:
89 minutes
Language:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English

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-OPENS 15 JULY-

"A curious little meditation on the commodification of everything up to and including love . . . moments of pure Herzogian rhapsody" — The Wrap

"Excellent fictional feature that veers close to documentary" — The Guardian

"Absurd, playful and strangely emotional" — Little White Lies

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Oscar nominated director Werner Herzog delves into the strange world of a Japanese agency specialising in artifice.

Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve year old girl. Shot in Japan, with Japanese actors, in Japanese language, Werner Herzog brings to screen a unique angle to the recurring theme of individuals chasing impossible dreams.

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Cannes Film Festival - Special Screening

Telluride Film Festival & BFI London Film Festival - Official Selection

International Film Festival Rotterdam - Perspectives

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