The Gun

A stolen handgun awakens something dark inside him.

On a nighttime walk along a Tokyo riverbank, a young man named Nishikawa stumbles
on a dead body, beside which lies a gun. From the moment he decides to take the gun,
the world around him blurs. Knowing he possesses the weapon brings an intoxicating
sense of purpose to his dull university life. But soon Nishikawa’s personal
entanglements become unexpectedly complicated: he finds himself romantically
involved with two women while his biological father, whom he’s never met, lies dying
in a hospital. Through it all, he can’t stop thinking about the gun—and the four bullets
loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his focus is consumed by one idea:
that possessing the gun is no longer enough—he must fire it.With his music career coming to a slump, Takuya goes through a second phase of sense of failure and loneliness and decides to go back to see his father for the first time in years. When they meet, he is overcome with feelings of distress and frustration towards his father. We then learn that his father also had unspoken emotions for Takuya....

Film Festivals
- Tokyo International Film Festival
*Japanese Cinema Splash: Best Director Award (Masaharu TAKE)
Tokyo Gemstone Award (Nijiro MURAKAMI)
Director: Masaharu TAKE
Cast: Nijiro MURAKAMI / Alice HIROSE / Lily Franky
Suspence/2018/B&W/98min
Japanese title: 銃
Japanese Theatrical Release: November 17th, 2018