The Soup, One Morning

Film

Time Out says

 The relationship between Kitiwaga (Hiromasa Hirosue) and his girlfriend Shizu (Akie Namiki) takes a serious knock when the former is forced to quit his office job after experiencing a series of panic attacks and consequently decides to seek solace by joining a religious cult. Izumi Takahashi portrays their breakdown with extreme precision: the weight of emotion is increased dramatically by a script refreshingly free of cod philosophising and is perfectly matched with photography which fluctuates gracefully between claustrophobic two-shots inside the couple’s cramped apartment and intricately constructed tableaux of the changing world outside. The acting, as well, is note perfect.

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Release details

Duration:
90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Izumi Takahashi
Screenwriter:
Izumi Takahashi
Cast:
Izumi Takahashi
Akie Namiki
Hiromasa Hirosue