Shinji ARAKI 荒木伸二


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.

Ninzu no machi

日本 2020

111 分

About Shinji ARAKI

Shinji ARAKI, born in Tokyo in 1970, graduated from the University of Tokyo, where he majored in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies. His thesis focused on the work of filmmaker Jacques RIVETTE. He has directed several TV commercials and music videos in addition to his work as a creative director and TV commercial planner. PENALTY LOOP (2024 / NC ’24), for which he also wrote the screenplay, is his second feature film after his internationally recognized feature-length directorial debut, THE TOWN OF HEADCOUNTS (2020 / NC ’21).