Japan | 2005 | 97min | 35mm | COLOR | Drama | Musical
Two men, dressed in tight-fitting Santa outfits, rob a bank and stash the money in a coin-operated locker at a subway station. Somehow, Koichi, a street musician, ends up with the key to the locker. However, unlucky Koichi has a series of accidents that leaves him unconscious in a river, with the key in his stomach. Unexpected twists and turns allow the path of these men, along with a bickering pair of cops and a trucker with a deluded devotion to his Lord, to collide. But who ends up with the key?
born in 1964. Also known as Hiroyuki Tanaka, his real name. He first started as an actor in < Sorobanzuku >(1986), directed by Yoshimitsu Morita. In 1996, he made his first directorial debut with < Dangan Runner >, which he also wrote, under his directorial name ''SABU''. < Dangan Runner > was screened in Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama and drew kudos. His next film < Postman Blues > had huge attention in the Sundance Film Festival in 1998 and won him the Best New Director in the Cognac Film Festival.