Sunday Drive DVD
Hisashi Saito follows up on his 1997 opus French Dressing with this deadpan, elusive film about love, murder, and barbecues. Shinji (Takumi Tanji) and Yui (Miako Tadano) are live-in lovers who both work at the same video shop run by the slouching forty-something Okamura (played by director Shinya Tsukamoto). Just before the company barbecue, Okamura confesses to Yui that he is in love with her. Soon afterwards, Shinji confesses to Okamura that he has cheated on Yui. Suddenly, Shinji is seen on the floor in a pool of his own blood while Okamura beats a hasty retreat from the scene of the crime. Okamura then picks up Yui and calmly attends the barbecue as if nothing is wrong.