- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Sunday, 05 September 2021 17:20
Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa's (CURE, PULSE, TOKYO SONATA) WIFE OF A SPY thriller will make its US theatrical debut in NYC and Los Angeles on September 24. Described as an old-school Hitchockian thriller, the film was the winner of the Silver Lion award for Best Director for Kurosawa at the Venice Film Festival. Watch the new trailer.
WIFE OF A SPY is a riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockian thriller shot in stunning 8K. The year is 1940 in Kobe, Japan, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed. Meanwhile, his wife Satoko (Japan Society’s 2021 Honoree Yû Aoi) receives a visit from her childhood friend, now a military policeman. He warns her about Yusaku’s seditious ways and reveals that a woman her husband brought back from his trip has died. Satoko confronts Yusaku, but when she discovers his true intentions, she is torn between loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, and the country they call home.
The film will open at the IFC Center in New York on September 17, and at Laemmle Royal (and other Laemmle theaters) in Los Angeles on September 24. Other cities will follow.