7.1/10
733
4 user 45 critic

Mr. Long (2017)

Ryu san (original title)
Professional hitman Long takes on an assignment in Japan. When things go awry, he has to flee. Badly injured, he takes refuge in a deserted part of a small town.

Director:

SABU

Writer:

SABU
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Claude Maki, Hiroko Ôshima, Sabu Kawahara
Happiness (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

the film is about a man who owns a helmet which makes you reexperience your happiest moment of your live. the major in the town he lives wants to use him for his good but the man with the helmet has got other plans....

Director: SABU
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Orakio, Hiroki Suzuki
Solo (1970)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During an orgy with minor girls, some old and wealthy notables are being murdered by a small group of leftist young revolutionaries. Very soon the police are tracking down Virgile Cabral, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky
Stars: Jean-Pierre Mocky, Sylvie Bréal, Anne Deleuze
Jam III (2018)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hiroshi, Takeru and Tetsuo all live in the same city. Hiroshi is an unpopular idol singer and he feels a void in his life. He is placed under confinement by his fan Masako. Takeru believes ... See full summary »

Director: SABU
Stars: Shintarô Akiyama, Shô Aoyagi, Keita Machida
Postman Blues (1997)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A postman is mistaken for a dangerous criminal by the police.

Director: SABU
Stars: Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Keisuke Horibe, Ren Osugi
Blessing Bell (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After losing his job at the factory Igarashi aimlessly wanders through Tokyo where he encounters various people and gains insight into their lives.

Director: SABU
Stars: Susumu Terajima, Naomi Nishida, Reila Aphrodite
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A fantasy love story that drifts between this world and heaven. Chasuke (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) is in charge of making tea in heaven. He has feelings for a human woman named Yuri (Ito Ohno) ... See full summary »

Director: SABU
Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Ito Ohno, Ren Osugi
Insiang (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The life of a young girl living with her mother in the slums of Manila becomes unbearable when her mother's young boyfriend moves in with them.

Director: Lino Brocka
Stars: Hilda Koronel, Mona Lisa, Rez Cortez
Miss Zombie (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Japanese family acquires an undead domestic servant whose presence begins to effect their daily lives.

Director: SABU
Stars: Makoto Togashi, Ayaka Komatsu, Tateto Serizawa
The Assassin (2015)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang
Coming Home (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer recognizes him.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Li Gong, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Chen Chang ... Long
Shô Aoyagi Shô Aoyagi ... Kenji
Yi Ti Yao ... Lily
Run-yin Bai ... Jun
Masashi Arifuku Masashi Arifuku ... Heisuke
Tarô Suwa ... Tadao
Ritsuko Ohkusa Ritsuko Ohkusa ... Kumiko
Shiiko Utagawa Shiiko Utagawa ... Machiko
Yûsuke Fukuchi Yûsuke Fukuchi ... Jiang
Tetsuya Chiba Tetsuya Chiba ... Sakata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yasunari Takeshima ... Office worker
Edit

Storyline

A Taiwanese hit-man goes Japan to kill a man. But nothing turns out in the way he expected. He finds himself in a dumpster and with neighbors' helps he gets his own stall where he cooks delicious noodles. But his past won't leave him alone. Written by Mert Tanöz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan | Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Japanese | Min Nan

Release Date:

16 December 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Long See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,454
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Anna and the King of Siam (1946) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Genres - Gotta Catch 'Em All
10 October 2017 | by VartiainenSee all my reviews

Mr. Long (Chen Chang) is a highly successful knife assassin working for a Taiwanese crime boss. A job in Japan goes sideways and he's forced to hide in the slums of the city to avoid capture by his would-be targets, psychotic criminals in their own right.

And from that we get one of the weirdest examples of the fact that it's not always a bad thing to straddle genre lines. Because this film goes from a straightforward Asian action blast to a nihilist drug drama to a sappy romantic comedy, and then all back again. And yes, it is jarring from time to time, but it's meant to be. Life goes from incredibly sappy to gut-wrenching sadness, and sometimes it does so with no warning whatsoever.

It also helps to have such a crew behind this genre hopping. SABU, the director, has a reputation as a storyteller of the bizarre, this film being a fine example of that. Chen Chang also shines as the silent main protagonist. Long is a man of few words, but this merely enhances his performance, affording him an aura of mystery, danger and solution.

Is the film for everyone? No, it's not. Is it a bit artsy? Kinda. Is it really good? Absolutely.


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed