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Missing – Watch the trailer for Shinzô Katayama’s new thriller

Photo Credit: Dark Star Pictures

Depressed and in debt following the death of his wife, Santoshi (Jiro Sato) tells his young daughter he has found a way out. Pointing to a reward note, he vows to find the infamous serial killer “No Name” (Hiroya Shimizu) and cash in, claiming to have seen the man in the flesh a few days earlier. Kaeda (Aoi Ito) cannot take her aloof father serious. But when he goes missing without a trace, she starts to fear the worst—and must begin looking for him.

Directed by Shinzô Katayama, the film stars Aoi Ito, Hiroya Shimizu, Misato Morita and Jirô Satô.

After working as an assistant director for Japanese films, including Nobuhiro Yamashita’s works, filmmaker Shinzô Katayama crossed paths with Bong Joon-Ho while shooting “TOKYO!” (2008) and served as his assistant director on “Mother” (2009). In 2019, his debut feature, “Siblings of the Cape ” was selected by numerous domestic and international film festivals. He now is one of the most promising, emerging directors in Japan, and his second feature, MISSING (“Sagasu /さがす”) will be his commercial film debut.

MISSING, from Dark Star Pictures, will open theatrically in New York (Film Noir, Brooklyn), Los Angeles (Laemmle Glendale), Cleveland (Gateway) and major cities on 4th November 2022.

A VOD/ Cable release will follow in the US and Canada on 18th November 2022 on iTunes/Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, YouTube, Vudu, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, Cox, Direct TV, Dish Network and many more.

The Blu-Ray is out on 6th December 2022.

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