Human Trust

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Human Trust
Human Trust.jpg
Japanese人類資金
Directed byJunji Sakamoto
Produced byYukiko Shii
Written byJunji Sakamoto
Harutoshi Fukui
StarringKōichi Satō
Mirai Moriyama
Alisa Mizuki
Shingo Katori
Yoo Ji-tae
Vincent Gallo
Tatsuya Nakadai
Music byGoro Yasukawa
CinematographyNorimichi Kasamatsu
Edited byRyo Hayano
Production
company
Kino Films
Distributed byShochiku
Release date
  • October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19) (Japan)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
English
Russian
Thai
Box office$3,547,836[1]

Human Trust (人類資金, Jinrui Shikin) is a 2013 Japanese suspense film directed by Junji Sakamoto, starring Kōichi Satō, Mirai Moriyama, Alisa Mizuki, Shingo Katori, Yoo Ji-tae, Vincent Gallo, and Tatsuya Nakadai. It was filmed in Japan, Russia, Thailand, and the United States.[2]

Plot[edit]

In 2014, Yuichi Mafune (Kōichi Satō), a confidence man, is hired by "M" (Shingo Katori) to steal 10 trillion yen from the M Fund and use it for humanitarian assistance to the Third World. Harold Marcus (Vincent Gallo), an investment banker, sends Osamu Endo (Yoo Ji-tae), an assassin, to stop them.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Elizabeth Kerr of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a mixed review, saying: "Technically the film is competent if unremarkable and the (occasionally wooden) cast does what it can with the material, which forces them all to swing wildly between melodramatic thriller mode and standard action hero antics".[3] Meanwhile, Mark Schilling of The Japan Times gave it 2 out of 5 stars, saying: "Even stranger is the climax, which features a lengthy speech that makes Charlie Chaplin's famous peroration in The Great Dictator seem like a model of compression and restraint. Chaplin at least had the excuse of railing against Nazism. Sakamoto and Fukui are simply guilty of equating real-world politics with high school speech contests."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jinrui Shikin (The Human Trust)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Schmidlin, Charlie (July 12, 2013). "Vincent Gallo Joins Japanese Thriller 'Human Trust' Co-Starring Kôichi Satô & 'Oldboy' Star Yu Ji-Tae". IndieWire.
  3. ^ Kerr, Elizabeth (September 12, 2013). "The Human Trust: Vladivostok Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ Schilling, Mark (October 17, 2013). "'Jinrui Shikin (Human Trust)'". The Japan Times.

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