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Mr. Long

Original title
Mr. Long
Year
Running time
129 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
SABU
Music
Junichi Matsumoto
Cinematography
Koichi Furuya
Cast
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Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Professional hitman Long takes on an assignment in Japan. When things go awry, he has to flee. Badly injured, he takes refuge in a deserted part of a small town. A young boy brings him water and clothing. Long installs himself in one of the dilapidated houses where he prepares simple meals for the eight-year-old Jun. Jun’s mother Lily is a drug addict and, like Long, comes from Taiwan. The news of Long’s tasty cooking quickly spreads throughout the neighbourhood, and Long’s neighbours organise a mobile food stall for him. Soon, people are queuing up for Long’s noodle soup. Lily manages to kick her habit with Long’s help and, for a while, it looks as though this could mark the beginning of a new life for this community which fate has thrown together.
Awards
2017: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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