INTOLERANCE | 空白
From director Keisuke Yoshida, comes a gripping tale of tragedy and redemption. Naoto (Tori Matsuzaka) is a neighborhood supermarket manager. One day, he catches a middle school girl stealing cosmetics from his store and chases her out into the street, with tragic consequences. When the girl’s father Mitsuru (Arata Furuta) questions the shoplifting accusation, he zeroes in on blaming Naoto for the tragedy, setting off a frenzy of unwanted media attention.
As the media and the community vacillate between alternately blaming Misturu and his daughter, and Naoto and the supermarket, the ensuing upheaval threatens the livelihood of Naoto and his employees. Whist Mitsuru, formerly a neglectful and angry father, begins to feel a connection to his daughter he never knew existed. In the vein of the recent films such as A BALANCE (HIFF 2021), INTOLERANCE sheds light on a ruthless culture of blame and shame, where everyone is the victim and no one wins.