On Sale: January 5, 2016
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Suspense Psychological | Mystery
In Tokyo a college studentâ€™s discovery and eventual
obsession with a stolen handgun awakens something dark
inside him and threatens to consume not only his life but
also his humanity. Nakamuraâ€™s Japanese debut is a noir-spun
tale that probes the violence inherent to aesthetics.
On a nighttime walk along a Tokyo riverbank, a young man
named Nishikawa stumbles on a dead body, beside which lies a
gun. From the moment Nishikawa decides to take the gun, the
world around him blurs. Knowing he possesses the weapon
brings an intoxicating sense of purpose to his dull
But soon Nishikawaâ€™s personal entanglements become
unexpectedly complicated: he finds himself romantically
involved with two women while his biological father, whom
heâ€™s never met, lies dying in a hospital. Through it all, he
canâ€™t stop thinking about the gunâ€”and the four bullets
loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his
focus is consumed by one idea: that possessing the gun is no
longer enoughâ€”he must fire it.
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