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Hitsuji no ki (2017)

Suffering from population decline, the small seaside town of Uobuka decides to welcome 6 strangers into the community. A malevolent fishing boat operator (Kazuki Kitamura), a sexy caregiver... See full summary »

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Daihachi Yoshida

Writers:

Tatsuhiko Yamagami (manga), Mikio Igarashi (manga)
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Cast overview:
Ryô Nishikido Ryô Nishikido ... Hajime
Fumino Kimura ... Aya
Kazuki Kitamura ... Katsushi sugiyama
Yûka Yûka ... Rieko
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa ... Kiyomi
Shingo Mizusawa Shingo Mizusawa ... Fukumoto
Min Tanaka ... Katsumi ohno
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Ichiro
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Suffering from population decline, the small seaside town of Uobuka decides to welcome 6 strangers into the community. A malevolent fishing boat operator (Kazuki Kitamura), a sexy caregiver, a frightening launderer, a timid barber, a methodical cleaning woman (Mikako Ichikawa), and a simple-minded deliveryman (Ryuhei Matsuda) are all brought together by this mysterious government-sponsored program. Even Tsukisue, the young city official put in charge of the program, has no idea why they've been brought to town. But when the truth comes out about the six strangers' mysterious past and a body is discovered in the harbor, Tsukisue begins to suspect the motley crew of foul play. Part black comedy, part murder mystery thriller the latest from director Daihachi Yoshida perfectly blends humor and suspense. Written by Anna Page, Hawaii International Film Festival

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Release Date:

3 February 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Scythian Lamb See more »

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