SABUChang Chen, Yao Yi-ti, Aoyagi Sho
Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany / 2017 / 129 minutes / DCP
A failed hitman from Taiwan seeking security in a shanty town in Japan. A forlorn child who needs food and more, inspiring Long to become a cook who comes to gain local respect and renown. A mother who shares Long’s Taiwanese origins but is addicted to drugs, who might redeem the whole situation with her own transformation. Yet what lies ahead as director SABU (Chasuke’s Journey, 39th) creates a complicated world where genres and expectations – suspense, cooking and even comedy – collide.