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UK Trailer & Poster Released For Japanese Thriller HARMONIUM

Director Koji Fukada's slow-burn thriller comes to UK/ROI cinemas in May.

Koji Fukada's Harmonium comes to UK/ROI cinemas with a simultaneous Digital HD release on May 5th. The film stars Tadanobu Asano as a newly released prisoner invited into the home of an old school friend, with disastrous results.

The official synopsis reads:

In this slow-burn Japanese thriller Toshio invites an old acquaintance, Yasaka (just released from prison) to come and live with his family. Toshio lives above the small workshop that he owns with his wife, Akie, and their daughter, Hotaru. It is not clear why Toshio offers Yasaka a job; it doesn’t seem to be out of friendship or goodwill. Akie and Hotaru are wary of the new lodger, but with his persistent charm and goodwill, Yasaka befriends Toshio’s wife Akié and as Yasaka starts teaching their daughter Hotaru to play the harmonium, the family’s fragile domestic bliss is forever altered. Director Kôji Fukada is a master of incremental development, drawing the audience into the unfolding outcome.