Directed by: Masanori Tominaga
93 minutes
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Fri 2nd Oct 21:30
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Gondo's teaching career died a hard death when he was caught recording his own students with a hidden camera. Ten years on, he's a complete washout, and when his girlfriend Mihari ditches him for Kanichi, Gondo hits rock bottom. But when some of his former students realize that one of the girls in the perverse video is now a successful idol, Gondo realizes he may have just hit the jackpot. Gondo’s voyeurism, his obsession with watching and recording, pervades the sordid twists and turns of this film. Even when he insists that nobody’s watching, there’s no guarantee that there isn’t a camera somewhere, rolling, especially during the steamier scenes. One thing’s for sure: comedy doesn't get much blacker - or raunchier - than this. Poisonous and maladjusted to the last, the cast of Rolling are fully in tune with the cringe-inducing beats of this dark comedy, yet even among this parcel of cutthroats, Yota Kawase stands out. As Gondo, he is completely convincing in the role of a morally bankrupt man, capable of sinking to the most disgusting depths in pursuit of a life of lazy luxury, yet still always fumbling clumsily for some kind of redemption.
93 min
Masanori Tominaga
Masanori Tominaga
Kazuyuki Kitaki
Kazuhiro Mimura
Kazuhiro Mimura
Takahiro Miura
Elisa Yanagi
Yohta Kawase
Screening Status
European Premiere