IFC Films will be releasing Isabelle Coixet’s Map of the Sounds of Tokyo nationwide via its genre film VOD platform, IFC Midnight, this Wednesday, August 25th; and Dread Central has the world premiere of the film’s trailer.
Writer/director Coixet (whom you might know from last year’s Elegy), is an incredibly talented filmmaker who’s trying something new with this foray into the genre world. Map of the Sounds of Tokyo is a super-slick, steamy, and restrained thriller that stars Rinko Kikuchi (Oscar-nominee for Babel).
Ryu (Kikuchi) is a solitary girl whose fragile appearance is in stark contrast with the double life she leads, working nights at a Tokyo fishmarket and sporadically taking on jobs as a hit woman. Mr. Nagara (Takeo Nakahara) is a powerful impresario mourning the loss of his daughter, Midori, who has committed suicide. He blames David (Sergi López), a Spaniard who runs a wine business in Tokyo. Mr. Nagara’s employee, Ishida (Hideo Sakaki), was silently in love with Midori and hires Ryu to murder David.
A sound engineer, obsessed with the sounds of the Japanese city and fascinated with Ryu, witnesses this love story which searches the shadows of the human soul, reaching deep into places where only silence has the power of eloquence.
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo – Trailer
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