De film

Missing

To ease his families hardship, Santoshi hatches a plan to track down a serial killer, catch him, and collect the large reward. But, in short order, Santoshi disappears.

Tijd: 124 min
Land: Japan, Zuid-Korea
Taal: Japanese
Ondertiteling: English
Cast: Aoi Ito, Jiro Sato, Hiroya Shimizu, Misato Morita, Shotaro Ishi
Regisseur: Shinzô Katayama
Release Date: 2021

Omschrijving

Following the death of his wife, Santoshi (Jiro Sato) has sunk into depression and debt, much to the consternation of his daughter, high school student Kaede (Aoi Ito). To ease their hardship, Santoshi hatches a plan to track down a serial killer (Hiroya Shimizu), catch him, and collect the large reward. But, in short order, Santoshi disappears. Kaede, fearing the worst, sets out to find him…

The barebones of a plot summary given above, while accurate, gives no hint of what you are in for with Shinzo Katayama’s mind-blowing sophomore outing as a director. Knowing that Shinzo was a former assistant to Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) might give you an idea as to the plot reversals, extremely inventive mise en scene, and the sheer audacity of the story Shinzo tells. Prepare yourself for one helluva ride wherein the gasps come fast and furious because Missing is, without a doubt, the most stylish and imaginative thriller of the year. And what an ending!