Cast & Crew
The Funamuras seem like a ordinary suburban family of four until the police barge into their home to arrest their eldest child. It turns out that their 18-year-old son is the leading suspect in a highly-publicized murder of two grade school sisters. Tokyo police Detective Katsuura is forced to postpone his vacation to assist in the protection of family members of the murder suspect. The police manual for this type of assignment calls for separating family members and taking them to undisclosed locations for questioning. Katsuura is put in charge of protecting the 15-year-old daughter, Saori, but the media circus proves impossible to shake, forcing them to flee Tokyo for the countryside. But even there, angry citizens hunt them down. With no place to hide, Katsuura and Saori find themselves resigned to confront their overturned lives.
Co-winner of the award for Best Screenplay at the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival.
Released in United States 2008
Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Competition) August 21-September 1, 2008.
Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Competition) August 21-September 1, 2008.)