Mr. Long

2017 | Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan | NR | 129 min.

Showings

City Opera House Thu, Jul 27, 2017 9:00 PM
Old Town Playhouse Sat, Jul 29, 2017 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Original Title:Ryu san
Release Year:2017
Runtime:129 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:Japan
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Original Language:Japanese
Mandarin
Min Nan Chinese
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:SABU
Produced by:Stephan Holl
Shôzô Ichiyama
Koki Kageyama
Jacky Yee Wah Pang
Yoichi Shimizu
Screenwriter:SABU
Cinematography:Koichi Furuya
Editing By:Georg Petzold
Cast:Chang Chen
Sho Aoyagi
Yiti Yao
Runyin Bai

Description

When an injured hit man gets stranded without funds in a small Japanese village after a job gone terribly wrong, we all know what’ll happen next: he’ll get food and first aid from a cute kid who needs him, too, then befriend the quirky villagers, open up a popular noodle stand, and fall in love with a drug addict. In this refreshingly sweet twist on the classic gangster film, ultra-cool Taiwanese hitman Mr. Long seems content to enjoy the simple life, until his checkered past catches up to him and creates lasting consequences for the village that has taken him in. With just the right dose of edginess, this story of redemption moves skillfully between dazzlingly choreographed fight scenes, slapstick comedy, and heartwarming drama. It’s the perfect escape from the mundane routine of ordinary life, and practically made for TC.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Jacob Alexander Daugherty (Thu)

SPONSORED BY
Norte! Youth Cycling (Thu)
Gary L. Howe Photography (Sat)

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