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A mysterious man named Kanzaki arrives in a small town with his odd invention: a helmet that allows everyone wearing it to re-experience the happiest moment of their lives. The mayor is enthusiastic and asks Kanzaki to stay. But there is a dark aspect in Kanzaki’s agenda. Cult director SABU presents a drama of existentialist vigor that will hit you like a punch in the gut.
日本, ドイツ 2016
Hiroyuki TANAKA, better known as SABU, was born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1964. His directing debut D.A.N.G.A.N. RUNNER (1996) was shown at various international film festivals. Many awards and regular invitations to the Berlin International Film Festival followed, where he won the FIPRESCI Award in 2000 for MONDAY. Apart from working as a director, SABU is also active as an actor. Nippon Connection has already screened a number of his films, including HAPPINESS (2016 / NC ’17), JAM (2018 / NC ’19), and DANCING MARY (2019 / NC ’20).