Now playing at select theaters is director Shugo Fujii’s (Red Line Crossing) twisted new film: Frantic. The film stars Takahiro Ochi (Mimicry Freaks), Toshiki Kudo, and Ayaka Yamagami (Otome sakura).
In a Japanese theatre, an audience of two hundred people watch a play. It quickly becomes clear that events onstage are going off-script, building to the players locking the doors and trapping everyone inside. The story then flashes back six months to follow two of the actors: Sho, who continually gets humiliated at auditions, and Tatsu, harassed by his father and working in a convenience store. Sho and Tatsu decide to follow their dreams by putting on their own play. Using criminal schemes to raise money, and soon in trouble with the local Yakuza, the play is their last chance to turn their lives around.
Check out the trailer below: