Part of the 2024 season: Unforgettable

A Man

Aru otoko, ある男

Director ISHIKAWA Kei

Cast TSUMABUKI Satoshi, ANDO Sakura, KUBOTA Masataka, MASHIMA Hidekazu

2022, 121 min, English subtitles

Divorcee Rie (ANDO Sakura) returns to her hometown, where she meets and remarries a reserved young man named Daisuke (KUBOTA Masataka). Together, they lead a modest, happy life, until one day, Daisuke is killed in a tragic accident.

A year later, his brother Kyoichi (MASHIMA Hidekazu) reveals a shocking truth upon seeing a photograph of Daisuke: the man Rie knew and loved as Daisuke was not Daisuke at all; he was in fact a different person altogether. Determined to uncover the true identity of her beloved husband, Rie enlists the support of KIDO (TSUMABUKI Satoshi), whose investigation leads him to confront issues of identity as he seeks out the truth behind the man, now known as “Mr. X,” who called himself Daisuke.

Based on HIRANO Keiichiro’s best-selling novel of the same name, A Man poignantly explores some of the social issues faced in Japan today. This award-winning film has been screened at many international film festivals to huge acclaim.

 

離婚した里枝は子どもを連れて故郷に戻り、そこで出会った大祐と暮らし始める。新たに子どもも生まれ、幸せに暮らしていた2人だが、大祐が急死。葬儀の日、義兄から遺影の男性は大祐ではないと告げられた里枝は、弁護士を雇って自分が愛した男性の正体を知ろうとする。平野啓一郎による2018年度読売文学賞受賞の同名長編小説を映画化した社会ドラマ。

(Special thanks to Eikoku News Digest)

 

Screening dates

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