Away with Words


Dir. Christopher Doyle

Japan 1999 | Colour | 90 mins | Cert 15 | Drama

Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Kevin Sherlock, Mavis Xu

Asano has an astonishing memory for words; for him they take on shapes, colours and tastes and once heard can never be forgotten. Seeking distance from his memories he travels to Hong Kong where, drawn by the sea-blue colour of the couches, he finds himself in Hong Kong’s Dive Bar, a haven of comfort. There he forms a tentative friendship with the bar’s owner, the hospitable and flamboyant Kevin, an alcoholic with memory problems of his own.

Available on: DVD


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