Angel in Killers


Tenshi wa, nido shinu

Arthouse International Premiere
Shinichi Okada
57 min

Sawada's childhood was shaped by his mother's abuse. Mentally wounded, as a teenager he suffers from violent bullying from his classmates. Surprisingly, he gets help from Kikuchi, who is the same age and grew up with an brutal father learning to compensate his hatred with violent outbursts. The two feel instinctively drawn to one another, but instead of finding a way out together they remain driven by their traumatic childhood. During a visit to Sawada's mother's apartment disaster strikes and a desperate escape begins.

Commentary clip by director Shin'ichi Okada:

Language details
  • Subtitle English
  • Language Japanese
  • Localization Original with subtitles
More details
  • Rated PG18
  • Distributor Shin'ichi Okada

Making of


Making of

Which scars does a loveless education leave? Is there a way out of the spiral of self-hatred and violence? Director Shinichi Okada explores this question with his short film "Angel in Killers". An intense coming-of-age drama. Supported by the Tokyo Kanda Fantastic Filmfest.

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Angel in Killers wurde auf dem 21. JFFH 2020 gezeigt.


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