Part of the 2024 season: Unforgettable

Do Unto Others

Lost Care, ロストケア

Director MAEDA Tetsu

Cast MATSUYAMA Kenichi, NAGASAWA Masami, SUZUKA Oji, SAKAI Maki

2023, 114 min, English Subtitles

A shocking discovery is made when the dead bodies of an elderly man and his care centre’s director are found early one morning. SHIBA Munenori (MATSUYAMA Kenichi), a dedicated caregiver responsible for the elderly man’s care, becomes the prime suspect. Meanwhile, a distressing pattern emerges: over 40 deaths have occurred since he began working at the care centre.

Prosecutor OTOMO Hidemi (NAGASAWA Masami) relentlessly pursues SHIBA. While SHIBA admits to taking the lives of the elderly people, he insists that it was not murder but salvation. A question arises: why did he take the lives of elderly individuals, and what is the true intent behind his notion of salvation?

With Japan’s growing elderly population, caregiving-related incidents are on the rise. Directed by MAEDA Tetsu, known for A Banana? At This Time of Night? (2018), which was screened as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020, this novel adaptation engages with one of Japan’s most troubling issues in its aging society, the breakdown of the care system and the emotions of people involved, presented in the form of a gripping mystery drama.

©2023 “Do Unto Others” Film Partners

 

訪問介護センターに勤める献身的な介護士の青年が、42人もの老人を殺害していたことが発覚する。その介護士は容疑は認めたものの、自分がしたのは殺人ではなく救済だと主張。検事の大友は、取調室で介護士と対話を続けるうちに事件の真相と殺人の動機を知り、激しく心を揺さぶられる。高齢化社会における介護問題や孤独死をテーマにしたドラマ。

(Special thanks to Eikoku News Digest)

 

Featuring a special guest appearance by director MAEDA Tetsu at select screenings:

– Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London (9 Feb)
– QUAD, Derby (10 Feb)
– Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast (11 Feb)
– HOME, Manchester (12 Feb)

Screening dates

Below you will find screening details at various cinemas nationwide.

More screenings will be added as they are confirmed so keep checking back!

Past screenings