World Sales: SHOCHIKU

Tag opens in a whirlwind of gorgeously poetic gore sequences, and in a ash, the carefree life of a schoolgirl is gone. She begins a frenzied journey into alternative realities, amply encrypted, full of mayhem and violence, amidst lavish displays of female sensuality. But Sono’s focus on his two winsome characters, Mitsuki and pal Izumi, lends coherence and depth to what otherwise could have been but an entertaining foray into a wacky brand of surrealism. Instead, Tag is a moving testament to our consternation at life’s chaos. Fate’s a feather, says Izumi, no one knows where it will fall. All we can do is trick it by doing the unexpected, which is exactly what happens at the end.

Sunday, September 20th, 10:15pm at the Star St-Ex

Monday, September 21st, 1:30pm at the Star St-Ex

Sunday, September 27th, 2:00pm at the Star


Country: Japan

Year: 2015

Duration: 1hr 25min

Version: Japanese / with English and French subtitles

Rating: 16+

Cast & Credits

Director: Sion Sono

Producers: Masayuki Tanishima, Ryuichiro Inagaki, Takahiro Ohno

Screenplay: Sion Sono

Cinematography: Maki Ito

Editing: Junichi Ito

Cast: Reina Tridendl, Mariko Shonoda, Erina Mano