Sion Sono doesn’t sleep. Or least that’s what it seems like as the cult Japanese director is working at a remarkably prolific rate. It was only last fall that he was premiering “Tokyo Tribe” at the Toronto International Film Festival, and not only does he already have “Shinjuku Swan” in the can and ready for release this spring, he’s got “Love & Peace” in post-production. And that’s not all. According to Variety, Sono will release six movies this year. Watch your back Takashi Miike. Anyway, the first teaser for “Shinjuku Swan” is here, and yes, it looks like your typically wild Sono joint.
Starring Go Ayano, Erika Sawajiri, Takayuki Yamada and Yusuke Iseya, and based on the manga series by Ken Wakui, the story follows an unemployed man who winds up recruiting women for the sex industry in Tokyo’s red light district. And as you’ll see in the trailer below, rival scouts and more get tossed in the mix and things get violent and strange and…well, this is a Sion Sono movie, so what do you expect?
No word yet on a stateside distributor or release date. The film opens in Japan on May 30th. Maybe it’ll swing by Cannes first? Watch below.