Movies like Complicity 2018

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Complicity (2018)
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Complicity (2018)
Original name: コンプリシティ
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, China, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Chinese man moves illegally to Japan in order to improve his life and gain opportunity. He buys and assumes a false identity at considerable cost and is, therefore, more than happy to accept a job offer meant for someone else. Having forged his way into a new setting once again he has to contend with the reality that the job is preparing traditional Japanese soba noodles.
Plot: alien, dancing, painter, teacher, kitchen, photographer, restaurant, old man, fiancee, deception, lie, chinese, poverty, photograph, japanese man, artist, cooking, parents, disco, father daughter relationship, apprentice, cook, electronic music, dating show, false identity ...
Place: japan

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