Must Watch: First Trailer for Fantastic Fest Fave 'Golden Slumber'

December 27, 2010
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Golden Slumber Trailer

"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.

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  • A5J4DX
    i love japanese stuff especially anime but this looks a bit cheap yet intriguing hmm...
  • It was the illuminati, they're honestly at everything these days. RIP Biggy.
  • #1 Well it's basically an indie film from Japan, so it has a low budget, but that definitely doesn't take away from how great the storytelling is in the end. I love this film!
  • Looks horrible.
  • Nat
    Looks kind of average, but maybe that's just the trailer...
  • jimbo
    looks bad. very bad.
  • Brandon
    Looks like a film I'd have to see in person to have an opinion on.
  • lego
    was actually a pretty decent movie, above average imo. felt similar to 20th century boys, if anyone's seen that trilogy. trailer didn't do it justice.
  • Mike Balrog
    Contemporary Japanese films are usually crap. There are a few that stand out but none like those of Kurosawa's. The Dramas (mini-series type tv shows) tend to be so much better, although most of them are always too emo, or have some sort of love theme to it. Even that recent Yamoto movie looked cool, but it was shit. Battle Royal, first one, and Brother, are probably the best recent movies Ive seen too come out of the land of the rising sun.
  • antony
    golden slum-bah
  • shauna
    looks interesting




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