Two komachis (Futari komachi)
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Director: Takeshi SONE
Cast: Hanna CHAN / Eliz LAO / Soko IZUMI / Takayuki HAMATSU
Genre: Fantasy / Romance
[2020 / Color / HD / Stereo / 86min. / Cantonese with English subtitles / Japan’s Release: Summer 2020]
One of the grim reapers, Wang has a taste to fall in love with a woman who is supposed to be brought to hell. Wang gets close to the woman, named Komachi, and try to build an intimate relationship.
One full moon night, Wang reveals that he is a grim reaper and tells Komachi to take her to hell from now on. Komachi begins to tremble when he hears it. And she instantly lies to Wang that she is now carrying his baby to escape from death. Troubled Wang generously tells Komachi that he can take another woman to hell if the woman's name and age are the same as Komachi.
Then, Komachi begs Wang to scapegoat another Komachi, who is her friend and is the same age as her.
He listens to her wishes and goes to another Komachi, but Wang falls in true love with that another Komachi.
This whole film was shot in Hong Kong. Actually, I visited there five years ago, but many of the sights I saw in the past have changed. Although the old cityscape is still barely present now, the scenary must change rapidly and disappear soon. It is probably a matter of time. Now is the time you can shoot Hong Kong today. In this way, the work began with the idea of wanting to reflect both the good old Hong Kong and the modern Hong Kong from a Japanese perspective. The original novel of “Two Komachis (Futari Komachi)” is a Japanese classic, and many years have passed in the work. I think it’s suitable for expressing the past and present Hong Kong. Each of the characters, women, men and other people, appearing in “Two Komachis” has two aspects. The events depicted in the story have two-sides because those events can be interpreted differently depending on how you view from. Serious depictions for the characters appear humorous for the audiences. These two aspects are just as different as the old and the present Hong Kong.
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