Mr Long

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North American Premiere

Germany, China, Japan, Taiwan R.O.C., Hong Kong | 129 MINUTES

MR LONG

Drama, Comedy
Following an assignment gone wrong in Tokyo, professional Taiwanese hitman Mr. Long (Chang Chen) finds himself stranded without a passport in a run-down Japanese village. Long installs himself in one of the dilapidated houses, and does what any cold-hearted killer would do in his situation: he befriends the locals, opens a wildly popular noodle cart, helps a young boy and his drug-addicted mother, and falls in love. But checkered pasts have a hard time staying in the past. It isn’t long before prior indiscretions shatter his newfound tranquility, with lasting consequences for himself and the villagers he has befriended.

Japanese director SABU's latest is a refreshing twist on the gangster genre, moving artfully between scenes of beautifully choreographed violence, slapstick comedy, and gentle, charming drama., The film offers a surprisingly tender fable about the struggle for redemption and the search for an escape from a spiral of violence.

—Ian Hollander

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by SABU

Born in the Japanese prefecture of Wakayama in 1964, SABU started out as an actor before turning to writing and directing. In 1996, he made his directing debut with D.A.N.G.A.N. Runner. Until now, he has directed 15 feature films which include Postman Blues (1997), Monday (1999), Miss Zombie (2013) and Chasuke's Journey (2015).


Director
SABU
Screenwriter
SABU
Cinematographer
Koichi Furuya
Editor
Georg Petzold
Composer
Junichi Matsumoto
Producer
Shozo Ichiyama, Koki Kageyama, Yoichi Shimizu, Jacky Pang, Stephan Holl
Cast
Chang Chen, Sho Aoyagi, Yiti Yao, Runyin Bai

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Mariena Wise
Tribeca Film Festival
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 646 722 9035
mwise@tribecafilmfestival.org
Print Source
Wesley Hoong
Jet Tone Films Ltd.
Hong Kong, 00000
Phone: +852 2301 9700
wesleyhoong@jettone.net
International Sales Contact
Winnie Lau
Jet Tone Films Ltd.
Hong Kong, 00000
Phone: +852 2301 9700
winnielau@jettone.net
US Sales Contact
Winnie Lau
Jet Tone Films Ltd.
Hong Kong, 00000
Phone: +852 2301 9700
winnielau@jettone.net