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    From Cannes Award Winner Koji Fukada Comes the Idiosyncratic, Manga-Adapted, THE REAL THING, Arriving on DVD on 8/17 from Film Movement

    Photo courtesy of Film Movement.

    Source: Film Movement, Foundry Communications press release
    Special Thanks to Michael Krause

    Photo courtesy of Film Movement.

    Singular auteur Koji Fukada (A GIRL MISSING, HARMONIUM) makes his first foray into episodic drama, adapting Mochiru Hoshisato’s popular manga into a limited-run series replete with his patently idiosyncratic and lively take on human nature, fatalism, and true love.
     
    THE REAL THING (本気のしるし, Honki no Shirushi, 2019) was an Official Selection at Cannes in 2020, and featured as part of a spotlight on Fukada’s career during last year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.
     

    SYNOPSIS

    After Tsuji (Win Morisaki), a floundering toy salesman, rescues Ukiyo (Kaho Tsuchimura), a mysterious woman whose car stalls on the train tracks, she inadvertently whisks him into an epic series of misadventures involving gangsters, strange interlopers, kidnapping and other sundry crimes.
     
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
     
    Type: DVD
    Genre: World Cinema/Drama
    Running Time: 237 minutes
    Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
    Audio: 2.0 Stereo
    Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
     
     

    Photo courtesy of Film Movement.

    Photo courtesy of Film Movement.

    Photo courtesy of Film Movement.


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