IFFR 2012: Tokyo Playboy Club
Movie: Tokyo Playboy Club (Yôsuke Okuda, Japan, 2011, 97 min.)
Date: Jan 30, 2012
(a nice little variant on the Yakuza movie genre)
Plot: The owner of a crappy club gets a visit from an old friend who needs a job. When another employee steals money from the club, things start to deteriorate.
Cast: The main character’s performance was true to the genre.
Visuals: Some fun scenes, liked the closing shot.
Conclusion: Nothing glamarous about the life of criminals. It’s a view of a very unglamarous life with lots of obligations and risks with an even worse return on investments.
Nothing new about the storyline, but still very interesting.