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It’s Me It’s Me 俺俺

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It’s Me It’s Me 俺俺

May 25 • 119 mins • Comedy • Director: Satoshi Miki • Starring: Kazuya Kamenashi, Yuki Uchida, Ryo Kase

Satoshi Miki had a tricky task, adapting the script from Tomoyuki Hoshino’s awesome novel and directing it as well. A book that won the 2010 Kenzaburo Oe Prize, it follows a scam artist who prays on the elderly, calling them up and saying “it’s me, it’s me,” in the hope of wangling a bank transfer. But a snowball effect of losing your own identity and stealing another reaches the very edges of Japanese society, making this a comedy and modern commentary that’s well worth a trip to the flicks.

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