COMPLICITY, The Drama from Japanese Director Kei Chikaura, an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Culinary Cinema Section at the Berlinale, Arrives on DVD with the Bonus Short Film "About Bintou" from Director Dezhou Li.
Chen Liang (Lu Yulai), a young Chinese immigrant illegally living in Japan, buys a fake ID and cell phone on the black market. When he receives a call about a job, he blindly accepts the offer. Chen, now assuming the identity of Liu Wei, ends up working as an apprentice in a family-run soba restaurant. As he acclimates to his new life, he forms a strong bond with his sagely mentor (Tatsuya Fuji, In the Realm of the Senses) and finds happiness in a budding romance with a local artist, but the constant threat of deportation looms large over him. Director Kei Chikaura's moving and insightful feature debut offers a rare inside view of life as a marginalized immigrant in Japan.
Gary McConnachie of the Daily Record writes, "This isn't merely a film about immigrants. This is a film about the beauty of the human condition...
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