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Also Known As:, Akunin
Director:Lee Sang-Il(a)
Country of Origin:Japan
Genre:Drama, Thriller
Subtitles:English, Chinese, Malay
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0
Release Date:Jun 27, 2011
Publisher:PMP Entertainment
Product Made In:Malaysia
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Case:Keep Case
Region Code: All, NTSC
Model: JPMP435Akunin

Rating for English subtitles: Good

About Villain
Villain (悪 Akunin) is a 2010 Japanese film directed by Lee Sang-il which won numerous Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

Yuichi Shimizu (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is a young man who takes care of his grandparents in a decaying fishing village in Nagasaki. His grandparents raised Yuichi instead of his mother. Yuichi now works as a civil employee. He is a lonely man. One day, Yuichi meets Yoshino Ishibashi (Hikari Mitsushima) an insurance sales woman from Fukuoka. They first met through an online dating site. Their meeting ends in tragedy with Yuichi murdering Yoshino. Unexpectedly, a rich young university student from Fukuoka, named Keigo Masuo (Masaki Okada) ends up as the prime suspect. Hiding in fear & agony, Yuichi goes on with his daily life.

Then one day, Yuichi receives an email. The email is from Mitsuyo Magome (Eri Fukatsu), a woman from Saga. Yuichi and Mitsuyo exchanged emails in the past after meeting through an online dating site. Mitsuyo currently lives a mundane life, working at a men's clothing store and living with her younger sister. Looking for companionship, Mitsuyo decided to reach out to Yuichi after a lengthy time without correspondence.

The two lonely souls then meet for the first time and throw themselves into a moment of love. By this time, Yuichi is now a wanted criminal and his face appears on the news. Nevertheless, Mitsuyo persuades Yuichi to run away with her and not turn himself in. Running away places heavy burdens on their families as well as the victim's family.

34th Japan Academy Prize
Best Actor - Satoshi Tsumabuki
Best Actress - Eri Fukatsu
Best Supporting Actor - Akira Emoto
Best Supporting Actress - Kirin Kiki
Best Music - Joe Hisashi

2010 Kinema Junpo Awards
Won: Best Film
Won: Best Director - Lee Sang-il
Won: Best Supporting Actor - Akira Emoto

65th Mainichi Film Awards
Won: Best Film
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