Shinji ARAKI 荒木伸二

The Town Of Headcounts

Nippon Visions   ½ 

Aoyama flees from loan sharks to a mysterious town, where food, shelter and even transactional sex are easily available. However, when a new arrival starts looking for her missing sister, things take a sinister turn. Shinji ARAKI’s feature film debut blends several genre elements into a visionary, politically incisive commentary on the state of society.


Tue., June 01, 2021

Sun., June 06, 2021

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Mystery Science-Fiction Social issues

Ninzu no machi

日本 2020

111 分

About Shinji ARAKI

Shinji ARAKI graduated from the University of Tokyo, where he majored in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies. In his thesis, he focused on the work of filmmaker Jacques Rivette. He directed several TV commercials and music videos besides working as a creative director and TV commercial planner. THE TOWN OF HEADCOUNTS (2020 / NC ’21) is his feature-length directorial debut.