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Man from Reno (2014)

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A mystery outside of San Francisco brings together small-town sheriff Paul Del Moral, Japanese author Aki Akahori, and a traveler from Reno who soon disappears, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions.

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Dave Boyle
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ayako Fujitani ... Aki
Pepe Serna ... Paul Del Moral
Kazuki Kitamura ... Akira
Yasuyo Shiba Yasuyo Shiba ... Junko
Hiroshi Watanabe ... Hitoshi
Tetsuo Kuramochi ... Shinsuke
Yuki Matsuzaki ... Tsubasa
Shiori Ideta ... Chika
Elisha Skorman ... Teresa Del Moral
Masami Kosaka ... Tatsuji
Rome Kanda ... Kageyama
Ross Turner ... Doctor
Thomas Cokenias ... Bald Man
Geo Epsilanty Geo Epsilanty ... The Porter
Ron Eliot ... Desk clerk
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In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book--a potboiler in her world famous "Inspector Takabe" series. Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions... Written by Production

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The greatest mystery she's ever written. And it could be her last.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek z Reno See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,158, 29 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$92,918, 3 May 2015
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2.35 : 1
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This film was funded by a Kickstarter campaign and was initially released on iTunes and later Netflix. See more »

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In this interesting movie there is a weird conflation of Asian names. When a sheriff from the fictional San Marco county, NV, goes in search of a JAPANESE suspect to the San Francisco's pet store Ocean Aquarium, he sees the large sign at the top of the entrance, written in both CHINESE and English. Later, the owner of the store is described as a woman with the KOREAN name "Ming Yung Kim." While the misguided view of 'all Asians look alike' is common in many occidental movies, this conflation is very curious in a movie partly funded by Japanese executive producers. Further, a scene inside the pet store displays rather prominently an Argentine flag on a desk-- light-blue/white/light-blue (with a sun in the white horizontal bar). Although this may appear to be a clue, it is not; according to Justin, the actual owner of Ocean Aquarium, it was given to him by an Argentinean friend and he keeps it there. See more »

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Good movie with a lot of twists so concentration is required
18 January 2016 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

My wife being from Reno the movie title caught my eye. I had absolutely no clue what it was going to be about. I didn't read any reviews before watching it, just saw it was a mystery/crime and that's the kind of movies I like so I gave it a shot. I didn't regret it. It's a good movie but you for sure have to stay alert every second because you might miss something because of the many twists. I might even have to watch it a second time to get more answers. The mix of Japanese and English worked very well. To me the two stars of the movie are Ayako Fujitani and Pepe Serna. Very good performances both of them. Surely worth a watch or even two to get everything.


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