Mr. Long

Mr. Long
  • Friday, May 26, 14:45 Mousonturm Saal
  • ミスター・ロン
  • Japan / Taiwan / Hong Kong, China / Germany 2017, DCP, 128 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • Director & script: SABU
  • Production: Live Max Film, LDH Pictures, BLK2 Pictures, Kaohsiung Film Fund, Rapid Eye Movie
  • Camera: Koichi FURUYA
  • Distribution: Rapid Eye Movies
  • Cast: Chen CHANG, Runyin BAI, Yiti YAO, Sho AOYAGI, Masashi ARIFUKU

Taiwanese hitman Mr. Long is saved by a Japanese boy after a job gone wrong. Badly hurt, Mr. Long can only repay his saviour by cooking for him and thanks to the nosy neighbors the killer unexpectedly finds himself the owner of a food stall. But he cannot escape his bloodied past for long. Another masterful genre mix of laconic comedy, hardboiled gangster film and emotional drama by cult filmmaker SABU.

Director’s Bio
Hiroyuki TANAKA, better known under his pseudonym SABU, was born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1964. His directing debut D.A.N.G.A.N. RUNNER (1996) was shown at various international film festivals. Many awards and regular invitations to the Berlinale followed, where he won the FIPRESCI Award in 2000 for MONDAY. Apart from working as a director, SABU is also active as an actor.

Filmography (selection)
2002 Drive (NC ’03); 2005 Dead Run (Shisso / NC ’06); 2011 Bunny Drop (Usagi doroppu); 2015 Chasuke’s Journey (Ten no Chasuke / NC ’15); 2016 Happiness

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