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Key of life

Kenji Uchida

In a bathhouse, the paths of the wealthy professional killer Kondo and the debt-ridden as well as unsuccessful actor Sakurai cross. When Kondo suffers an accident, Sakurai quickly swaps their locker keys and assumes the identity of Kondo. Kondo, suffering from amnesia, takes on the life of Sakurai. But whilst Kondo makes the acquaintance of the crazy-to-get-married, ambitious but equally lovely Kanae, Sakurai must deal with the Yakuza. Uchida tells this story with subtle humour, handing out the odd sarcastic jab from time to time. His comedy thriller, which won the Nippon Cinema Award in 2013, excites with its precise image compositions, fascinating characters, sharp dialogues and a fast-paced showdown. Selected by the "Japanese filmfestival Nippon Connection":http://www.nipponconnection.com

25 March 2014

10:00 h,

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Direction Kenji Uchida
Country Japan
Year Japan 2012
Duration 96 min
Language OV with Engl. subtitles
Production "Key of Life" Film Partners
Cast Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Hirosue, Yoshiyoshi Arakawa
Camera Akira Sako
Script Kenji Uchida

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Selected by the Japanese filmfestival Nippon