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Fri Oct 21, 8:00 PM
Director: Yugo Sakamoto
Japan
100 minutes
Unclassified 18+

“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)


Presented by

Program Strand OzAsia, World Cinema
Age Recommendation 18+
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Director Yugo Sakamoto
Producer Yusuke Suzuki, Riku Sumida
Writer Yugo Sakamoto
Cast Akari Takaishi, Saori Izawa, Mone Akitani, Yasukaze Motomiya
Genre Action, Comedy, Coming of Age

Screens with: The Secret of Mt Trolla

Fri Oct 21, 8:00 PM
Director: Tristan Barr
Australia
12 minutes
Unclassified 18+

A pilot crashes in remote mountains, and before his badly injured co-pilot dies he hands a
camera with a haunting message in Korean “The judgement day is coming.”

Film Type Short
Language English, Korean
Director Tristan Barr
Producer Tristan Barr, David Gim
Writer Tristan Barr