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By Allison Markin Powell

In Tokyo a faculty student’s discovery and eventual obsession with a stolen handgun awakens anything darkish inside of him and threatens to eat not just his existence but additionally his humanity. Nakamura’s jap debut is a noir-spun story that probes the violence inherent to aesthetics.

On a evening stroll alongside a Tokyo riverbank, a tender guy named Nishikawa stumbles on a useless physique, beside which lies a gun. From the instant Nishikawa makes a decision to take the gun, the realm round him blurs. understanding he possesses the weapon brings an intoxicating feel of goal to his uninteresting college life.

But quickly Nishikawa’s own entanglements turn into all of sudden complex: he reveals himself romantically concerned with girls whereas his organic father, whom he’s by no means met, lies loss of life in a health center. via all of it, he can’t cease brooding about the gun—and the 4 bullets loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his concentration is ate up by way of one inspiration: that owning the gun isn't any longer enough—he needs to fireplace it.

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