About Japan Foundation Touring Programme : A Man

Divorcee Rie (ANDO Sakura) returns to her hometown, where she meets and remarries a reserved young man named Daisuke (KUBOTA Masataka). Together, they lead a modest, happy life, until one day, Daisuke is killed in a tragic accident.

A year later, his brother Kyoichi (MASHIMA Hidekazu) reveals a shocking truth upon seeing a photograph of Daisuke: the man Rie knew and loved as Daisuke was not Daisuke at all; he was in fact a different person altogether. Determined to uncover the true identity of her beloved husband, Rie enlists the support of KIDO (TSUMABUKI Satoshi), whose investigation leads him to confront issues of identity as he seeks out the truth behind the man, now known as “Mr. X,” who called himself Daisuke.

Based on HIRANO Keiichiro’s best-selling novel of the same name, A Man poignantly explores some of the social issues faced in Japan today. This award-winning film has been screened at many international film festivals to huge acclaim.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

The theme of this year's programme is Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024 is co-presented by the Japan Foundation supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and with sponsorships in kind from SUQQU, Atheltia, Clearspring and Pentel.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers and adverts. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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