Mr. Long is a Taiwanese hitman so stealthy he can bring down a roomful of opponents using just a six-inch blade. But when an assignment in Tokyo goes sideways, leaving Mr. Long injured and in need of a quick escape, he hides out in a rundown part of the city. Amid the atrophied shanties, Mr. Long befriends a young boy and his mother, a former prostitute and drug addict. So begins a moving relationship that will change the heart of this hardened assassin. An audacious alchemy of badass crime thriller, poignant melodrama and sly comedy, and featuring a hypnotic and near-wordless performance from Taiwanese star Chang Chen, MR. LONG is a work of deft genre filmmaking with a deep soul. – Beth Hanna
Born in 1964 in Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, SABU began his career as an actor. He began writing screenplays in 1995, making his directorial debut the following year with NON-STOP (1996). His early credits include POSTMAN BLUES (1997), UNLUCKY MONKEY (1998) and MONDAY (2000). BLESSING BELL (2002) and DEAD RUN (2005) played AFI FEST.
Jet Tone Films Ltd.