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JAPAN | 148 minutes | 2020

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Prior to completing his upcoming film with Nicolas Cage, Japanese cult and iconic filmmaker Sion Sono delivers a surprise: a virulent, volatile (and very feminine) comedy about a film shoot that goes off the rails when the extras revolt. To the director, this is precisely what cinema ought to be: a gesture that, rebellious, poetic and subversion, champions impulsivity as it defies all logic. A film about the revenge of the silver screen’s nameless bit players and the straitjacket of celebrity, Japanese and otherwise, that they must wriggle out from under simply to exist. When Japanese extras take control, mainstream cinema should seriously start to shake . . .

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Sion Sono

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Sion Sono
  • Producer Hiroyuki Ogasawara, Masaya Takahashi
  • Cast Sen Fujimaru, Riku Kurokouchi, Mala Morgan

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