R100 @ TIFF (Midnight Madness)

August 4, 2013
in Category: Festival, Japan
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R100 @ TIFF (Midnight Madness)

Japan’s most absurdist auteur and one of the country’s leading comedians, Hitoshi Matsumoto returns to the big screen with his fourth directorial effort R100. Whatever the subject, Matsumoto knows absolutely no boundaries, defying any filmmaking conventions.

A very ordinary man (Nao Omori) who takes care of his son while his wife lies in a coma, enters a very ordinary building. Following a seductive ride on a merry-go-round, he signs up with an exclusive club. Membership is one year only and cannot be cancelled under any circumstances. Happily he endures dominatrix intrusions in his daily life, until they get a little too close to his unsuspecting family. With a courage not displayed in his professional life as a bed salesman, he tries to cancel his membership, evoking the wrath of the American CEO, who descends upon Tokyo to teach him a lesson…

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