Ryu san (Mr. Long)
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Festival in Media
Section: Horizons
Country: Japan /Hong-Kong /China /Taiwan /Germany
Year: 2017


Ryu san (Mr. Long)

Color/129 minutes

Director: Sabu. Screenplay: Sabu. Cinematographer: Koichi Furuya. Editing: Georg Petzold. Music: Junichi Matsumoto. Cast: Chen Chang, Sho Aoyagi, Yiti Yao, Runyin Bai, Masashi Arifuku, Taro Suwa, Ritsuko Okusa, Shiiko Utagawa, Yusuke Fukuchi, Tetsuya Chiba.

Professional hitman Long takes on an assignment in Japan. When things go awry, he has to flee. Badly injured, he takes refuge in a deserted part of a small town. A young boy brings him water and clothing. Long installs himself in one of the dilapidated houses where he prepares simple meals for the eight-year-old Jun. Jun's mother Lily is a drug addict and, like Long, comes from Taiwan. The news of Long's tasty cooking quickly spreads throughout the neighborhood, and Long's neighbors organize a mobile food stall for him.

Live Max Film, LDH Pictures, BLK2 Pictures, Kaohsiung Film Fund, Rapid Eye Movies
World Sales:
Jet Tone Films


Born in the Japanese prefecture of Wakayama in 1964, he started out as an actor before turning to writing and directing in the 1990s. In 1996 he made his directing debut with D.A.N.G.A.N. Runner (Berlinale Panorama 1997). He has won numerous prizes at festivals, including the FIPRESCI prize in Berlin in 2000 for Monday.







1996 Non-Stop
1997 Postman Blues
1998 Unlucky Monkey
2000 Monday
2002 Blessing Bell
2002 Drive
2003 Hard Luck Hero
2005 Dead Run
2005 Hold Up Down
2009 Kanikôsen
2011 Bunny Drop
2013 Miss Zombie
2015 Chasuke's Journey
2016 Happiness
2017 Mr. Long