MAN FROM RENO

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First show: April 17

“…A RETRO-STYLE MYSTERY…
a CLASSIC crime-saga face off…” – Hollywood Reporter

PepeA JAPANESE CRIME NOVELIST AND A SMALL TOWN SHERIFF ARE LURED INTO THE SAME STRANGE MURDER MYSTERY IN THIS IDIOSYNCRATIC AND ENGROSSING NEO-NOIR. UNFOLDING ON THE BACKSTREETS AND OUTSKIRTS OF SAN FRANCISCO, MAN FROM RENO IS SINISTER AND SEDUCTIVE BY TURNS. 

MFR_STILL+3+RGBIn a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man.  However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book–a potboiler in her world famous “Inspector Takabe” series.  Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions…

Dir: Dave Boyle. USA. 2014. 111 min.

 

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