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UK: Third Window Films
Cast: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu, Hikari Mitsushima, Masaki Okada, Kirin Kiki, Akira Emoto
Director: Lee Sang-il
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
UK: 139 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex
UK Release Date: 19 August 2011 (Limited Release)
Yuichi (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is a construction worker who has lived his entire life in a dreary fishing village. With no girlfriend or frnends, he spends his days working and looking after his grandparents, with little enjoyment other than his car.
Meanwhile, Mitsuyo (Eri Fukatsu) also lives a monotonous life pacing between the men’s clothing store where she works and the apartment which she shares with her sister. When the two lonely souls meet using an online dating site, they immediately fall in love with each other.
But there's a secret Yuichi had been keeping from Mitsuyo: Yuichi is the one suspected of killing the woman whose body was found at Mitsue Pass only a few days before...
Based on Shuichi Yoshida's award winning novel Villain, Lee Sang-il's adaptation was the winner of five Japanese Academy awards including Best Actress, Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor and Music Score.