Must Watch: First Trailer for Fantastic Fest Fave 'Golden Slumber'
"Once there was a way, to get back home…" One of my favorite films from Fantastic Fest earlier this year was a Japanese flick called Golden Slumber (read my review). It uses the classic Beatles song "Golden Slumbers" as a motif that is not only sung, but used often as music, and even ties into the story in a unique way. It's a brilliant film, one of my all-time favorite Japanese flicks, but obvious rights issues with the song are probably going to prevent this from ever being released. To tease you anyway, I found an official trailer that includes English subtitles and it's a must watch, if only to help build more buzz for this fantastic film.
Watch the first official trailer for Yoshihiro Nakamura's Golden Slumber:
Here's the synopsis for Golden Slumber: In sunny Sendai, happy-go-lucky Aoyagi (Masato Sakai) reunites with an old university buddy, only to discover he's become a patsy for a conspiracy to assassinate the Prime Minister. As Aoyagi runs for his life, his old classmates are ruthlessly hunted down by a government hatchet man. All hope seems lost until Aoyagi meets "Kill-O," the friendly neighborhood serial killer, and when his ex Haruko enters the fray, it looks like the titular Beatles song just might be right, there really is a way to get back home. It's directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura (of The Booth, Fish Story previously) based on the novel by Kotaro Isaka. This doesn't have a distributor yet, but it is showing at the LA Film Festival later this summer.