Hospitalité
Filmfest 2011

"Into the lives of a too-mild-mannered Tokyo printer, his very young wife, and their family comes a man with a story—actually a couple of stories, take your pick. With one foot in the door, the stranger is hired on as a live-in printer. The ancestral family home is tiny and crowded, tucked away behind the printing machines, so when this man of admittedly bizarre affect moves in with his Brazilian wife, the strain is on. Still, the polite printer and his wife say nothing. Meanwhile, the unofficial neighborhood watch committee can’t help noticing that the Brazilian likes to stand in the window naked—as if playing on their fears of the homeless, criminals, and foreigners, she seems to be all three. If the strange couple are pulling a scam, however, their motive is unclear; if they are liars, it turns out that their hosts have much to hide as well. Through the strangers’ machinations, all that is inside comes out, and all that is outside comes in, like so many Gullivers into this Lilliputian home." Judy Bloch, San Francisco Intl. Film Festival 2011

tags: Feature film

Cast: Kenji Yamauchi, Kiki Sugino, Kanji Furutachi

Credits

Director: Koji Fukada