“The bubbly action crime comedy that’s not afraid to kick a lot of ass” (Fantastic Fest)
|Short-tempered introvert Mahiro (Saori Izawa) and cutesy social butterfly Chisato (Akari Takaishi) are two graduating schoolgirls ready to face the real world: sharing an apartment, arguing over chores, holding down part time jobs. They’re also professional assassins. With a deadpan delivery that interchanges daily mundanity with stylised violence, this unlikely buddy action-comedy follows the pair’s attempts to integrate into society while still pulled towards their brutal night jobs. While leaning in to excess to ensure it absorbs maximum blood-spatter, amongst the choreographed chaos our anti-heroes learn how to push back against the patriarchal structures holding up both their conventional and criminal lives.
“Part oddball slacker comedy, part effervescent action film, Baby Assassins is a delight.” (The Skinny)
“A strange descent into mayhem from the perspective of Generation Z” (The Macguffin)