A Japanese crime novelist and a small town sheriff collide in the new trailer for Dave Boyle’s “Man From Reno.” A murder mystery told through a neo-noir lens, the film centers on author Aki Akahori, who begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveller from Reno who is staying in the same San Francisco hotel. Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions that lead directly to a sheriff with a similar ambiguous mystery.
Starring Ayako Fujitani (“Tokyo!”) Pepe Serna (“Scarface”) and Kazuki Kitamura (“The Raid 2”), “Man From Reno” won the Best Narrative Feature prize at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and is currently a John Cassavetes Award nominee at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Film hits New York and Los Angeles theaters on March 27 before expanding to additional markets on April 10.
Watch the trailer below:
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