- Saturday, June 2, 22:15 Naxoshalle Kino
- Japan 2018, Blu-ray, 108 min, Japanese with English subtitles
- Director, script, production & world sales: Norichika OBA
- Camera: Yukari KAWANO
- Cast: Mansaku IKEUCHI, Yu SAITO, Kozo SATO, Hikohiko SUGIYAMA, AKO
- International premiere
- Competition Nippon Visions Jury Award and Nippon Visions Audience Award
Shinohara has spent the last 14 years wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. After finally gaining his freedom, his only thought is of revenge. With the help of a policeman plagued by regret that he helped imprison an innocent man, Shinohara searches his wife’s true killer. This impressive and stylish noir-thriller can easily compete with the big-budget films in the genre.
Norichika OBA was born 1978 in Fukuoka and graduated from Japan Film School in 2003. Afterwards, he worked as assistant director for Hiroshi NISHITANI (SUSPECT X and HIRUGAO), Yu IRIE (THE SUN) and Hideaki ANNO (SHIN GODZILLA). His first feature film, NORA (2010), received awards at Tama New Wave and at Tanabe Benkei Film Festival. CYCLOPS is his second feature film.