TIFF 2011: Ricky D’s 10 Alternative Picks #2: Trailer for Shohei Manabe’s ‘Smuggler’

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Katsuhito Ishii’s live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe’s Smuggler manga is set for its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ishii has already made a name for himself in the last with Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl, The Taste of Tea, and Funky Forest, and early buzz says that his latest is not to be missed. American audiences know him best for his work on the animated section of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Vol. 1. TIFF describes it as, “a wacky and shocking comedy, featuring a failed actor forced to work smuggling dead bodies and contraband in a world full of underground bankers and crazed fashionista yakuza killers. Here is the trailer. Enjoy!

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