Allison Markin Powell
In Tokyo a school student’s discovery and eventual obsession with a stolen handgun awakens whatever darkish inside of him and threatens to devour not just his lifestyles but in addition his humanity. Nakamura’s jap debut is a noir-spun story that probes the violence inherent to aesthetics.
On a night stroll alongside a Tokyo riverbank, a tender guy named Nishikawa stumbles on a useless physique, beside which lies a gun. From the instant Nishikawa makes a decision to take the gun, the realm round him blurs. figuring out he possesses the weapon brings an intoxicating experience of objective to his uninteresting collage life.
But quickly Nishikawa’s own entanglements develop into suddenly advanced: he unearths himself romantically concerned with ladies whereas his organic father, whom he’s by no means met, lies loss of life in a medical institution. via all of it, he can’t cease puzzling over the gun—and the 4 bullets loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his concentration is fed on by way of one concept: that owning the gun isn't any longer enough—he needs to fireplace it.