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JAPAN | 117 minutes | 2019

In Japan, hell is a bar. A no man’s land that Kanako falls into, literally. Now forced to work for a cook with some rather complicated criminal habits (many have preceded her, all dead because they weren’t good enough), and plunged into the murderous madness of ostentatious Yakuza, can she make it? A corrosive culinary action film, Diner is one of the year’s great cult flicks. It takes no prisoners and proves that when it comes to punk poetry, hilarious carnage and crazy, garish creativity, Sion Sono and Takashi Miike have met their female match. Rejoice! CANADIAN PREMIERE.

"... a cracked ode to feminine power." Japan Times
"The entertainment quotient is high and should hit the outré spot with local teen audiences and manga addicts in general." The Hollywood Reporter
« ... un tour de force visuel ... tantôt dramatique, tantôt burlesque, impossible de ne pas penser aux films de Testuya Nakashima (Memories of Matsuko, Kamikaze Girls) et ses univers extravagants ... aussi fou que délicieux. » Fais pas genre

L'Étrange Festival

Shanghai Film Festival

Programs

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #101
15:45
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 14

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Program #145
20:35
Cinéma du Parc 3

Mika Ninagawa

No biography

Sakuran (2007)
Helter Skelter (2012)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Hirohito Goto, Yoshikazu Sugiyama, Mika Ninagawa
  • Producer Takuya Ito, Morio Amagi
  • Cast Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tina Tamashiro, Shun Oguri

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