Tadashi, a handsome businessman, has vanished. Imamura and his crew interview the man’s fiancee, Yoshie, who is desperately searching for him, and the filmmaker becomes increasingly involved in her life.
A fascinating fiction-nonfiction hybrid from the Japanese New Wave’s Shohei Imamura (The Ballad of Narayama), beginning as standard documentary before developing into something far more complex. A self-reflexive meta-mystery that follows an existential and elusive, jagged line of enquiry.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Wim Wenders, 1982, West Germany
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada
Wim Wenders, 1985, West Germany