Time Out says

Yoshioka (Koichi), a man who says he's a cop, persuades Sumire (Wakabayashi) to let him into her high-rise apartment; he says he needs to use her balcony to stakeout a suspected criminal in the block opposite. For security, she claims to have a husband, due back soon from a business trip. But Yoshioka behaves oddly from the start: makes himself too much at home, intrudes into her privacy, keeps talking about sex. And then he refuses to leave. Shot on DV in b/w, with flashbacks in colour, this exceptionally tense thriller is by far the best thing Shinohara has done since his indie featurette Work on the Grass. It's essentially a two-hander, superbly played by both leads, and it's their interaction that ignites the series of narrative and psychological twists.


Release details

79 mins

Cast and crew

Tetsuo Shinohara
Keisuke Toyoshima
Shiho Wakabayashi
Mantaro Koichi
Masato Sakai
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