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Thanks to Naoto Yamakawa, Parco, Moe Shoji and Tony Rayns

Presented by Matchbox Cine as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network bfijapan.co.uk

Synopsis | Two hungry young men decide to rob a bakery run by a Communist and Wagner-enthusiast. Before they can pull off their attack, they encounter a young woman in the bakery, struggling to choose between a Japanese pastry and French croissants.

Background | Director Yamakawa first came across Haruki Murakami's short story Bakery Attack in the literary magazine of Waseda University, which they both attended several years apart. Yamakawa sought permission from Murakami to adapt it and, though privately reluctant, Murakami granted it. The author was ultimately so pleased he let Yamakawa adapt a second short story, On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning, the following year.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Naoto Yamakawa
  • Screenwriter
    Haruki Murakami