Three strangers. Three suspects. The word “rage” painted in blood on the wall at a macabre murder scene. It sets the stage for a typical thriller. It never happens. Instead, Lee Sang-il’s first masterpiece concerns itself with the fascinating strands and complex ramifications that inexorably lead to another, more abstract, but possibly greater crime. One year after the bloody murder, with a nationwide manhunt still underway, three young men without a past appear in the lives of three very different people. In a Chiba fishing village, a father comes to doubt the intentions of his daughter’s new boyfriend. In Tokyo, a gay businessman suspects the quiet, handsome stranger he took in after a random encounter in a sauna. In Okinawa, a high school girl from Tokyo becomes intrigued by a rugged-looking young man who lives on a modern desert island. Tragic, epic, heartfelt. Rage pokes humanity where it hurts.
(Synopsis from New York Asian Film Festival)
Film Festivals (selected): New York Asian Film Festival, Camera Japan Festival
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