Golden Slumber is the follow-up film from director Yoshihiro Nakamura, who won last year’s Reel Asian audience choice award for Fish Story.
The film, named after the Beatles song, is about Aoyagi, a naÃ¯ve deliveryman who is framed for the assassination of the Japanese prime minister. Aoyagi rescued a Japanese pop star a few years ago, which heightened his profile and made him an easy target to use as a scapegoat. As he tries to dodge the federal agents who want to silence him, Aoyagi slips in and out of memories of his college days when he and his friends would dissect the lyrics and true meaning of the song “Golden Slumbers.” These flashbacks keep him levelled as he tries to find his way back home. In Aoyagi’s escape, we meet many of those old friends from his past and new oddball characters who want to aid Aoyagi in any way they can. Aoyagi’s trust in people never waivers in even the most dire situations. This attribute makes him so likable that you can easily understand why people will go out of their way to help him. The ensemble cast is what makes Golden Slumber so delightful to watch.
Golden Slumber screens at The Royal Cinema Friday, November 12th at 10 p.m.
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