Triskel Arts Centre
Tobin Street, Cork City, Co. Cork
11:00 - 12:48€9.30 / €7
108 mins – Japan 2016 – Subtitles – Dir: Tetsuya Mariko
Starring: Yuya Yagira, Masaki Suda and Nana Komatsu
Due to technical issues we could not screen this film as part of the Japanese Film Festival in April 2017. Therefore, we have arranged this special showing of the film.
Taira is a quiet but frustrated and angry young man who one day decides to leave his seaside hometown – much to the disappointment of his younger brother Shota. In a nearby city, Taira becomes increasingly violent and starts fighting random people on the streets. One teenager, Yuya, becomes fascinated by Taira, and joins him on his path of mindless destruction. Meanwhile, Shota attempts to track down his brother – eventually discovering a bloody trail of assault, kidnapping and worse.
Like a Fight Club for the social media generation, Tetsuya Mariko’s startling film is a provocative critique of modern disaffection and masculinity.