Film

Smuggler
FILM

Smuggler

スマグラーおまえの未来を運べ (Sumagura Omae no Mirai o Hakobe)
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Smuggler © 2011 「Smuggler」 Production Committee.

New York Premiere
Co-presented with The New York Asian Film Festival

Struggling actor Kinuta gets in way over his head, borrowing money all over the place as he pursues his thespian dreams. His debts are sold to a company which agrees to forgive them if he agrees to work them off, and when he's told that the work is a moving job he's more than a little relieved. He shouldn't be. He's just been made a "smuggler," one of the debt slaves who do dirty work for the yakuza. Black market sharecroppers, he and his crew lug dead bodies to shallow graves, bag body parts and drag them to the incinerator when hits go wrong. Then, however, things take a really bad turn. But what doesn't kill Kinuta makes him stronger and he discovers that he's changing from a spineless actor into a man with a mission.

Japan. 2011. 114 min., 35mm, in Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Katsuhito Ishii. With Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masatoshi Nagase, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Hikari Mitsushima.


18+ This film is unrated, but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age or older.

Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012

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