逆權公僕
The Journalist
導演 Director:藤井道人 Michihito Fujii

日本 Japan | 2019 | 113分鐘 min | 彩色 Colour | DCP
日語、英語對白和中英文字幕 In Japanese, English with Chinese and English subtitles

19/1 (日 Sun) 2:30pm

香港藝術中心古天樂電影院
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre

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堅持初心的女記者,遇上迷失的青年內閣官員,二人不惜代價向媒體的商業原則,及龐然的國家機器挑戰,逆權揭發政府隱瞞的真相。改編自《東京新聞》記者望月衣塑子同名暢銷小說,具爭議性的政治敏感話題,於日本只能低調地於中、小型影院上映,卻做出四億票房的亮麗成績。記者之於社會,絕非黑記、暴徒,而是透過專業求真的精神,調查真相,捍衛公眾知情權,民主的國度內,政府從來沒任何理由掩飾牽涉重大公眾利益的決策。南韓女星沈恩敬演出剛柔並重,清澈的眼神,大概與目下無間斷在前線奔波的記者類似;當媒體倫理切入政治陰謀,松坂桃李飾演的官員於國家佈下的「民主幻覺」中惘然,即使付出仕途也毅然摒棄違心之舉。原著作者也於片中現身,在電視台節目中與官員、教授激辯傳媒與政府的合謀,如何操控煽動民情。假新聞橫行的當下,捍衛真相殊為重要。

When a determined journalist meets a lost bureaucrat, they decide to challenge the commercial principles of mass media and the omnipotent state apparatus at all cost. Adapted from the best-selling novel by journalist Isoko Mochizuki, this controversial political thriller was only screened in small theaters yet it accumulated an impressive 400-million-yen box office. The journalist’s role in society is to seek the truth and protect the public’s right to know. In a democratic country, the government has no reason to cover up decisions that are closely tied to public interest. Korean star Shim Eun-kyung exhibits the clear-eyed conviction of a frontline reporter, while Tori Matsuzaka plays an aspiring political operative who must choose between ethics and career ambition. The source’s author also appears in the film, in which she debates with fictional politicians and academics about the government’s collusion with the media in a television program within the film. In the age of fake news, defending the truth is more important than ever.

2019 高雄電影節
Kaohsiung Film Festival 2019 selection

藤井道人 Michihito Fujii

生於日本東京,曾於日本大學藝術學院修讀電影系,師從編劇家青木研次,在學期間便開始於電影界工作,並拍攝各種短片。他的首部劇情長片為《哦!爸爸們》〈2013〉,改編自伊坂幸太郎的同名小說。他的下一部電影《幻肢》(2014),獲得亞洲青少年電影節最佳劇本獎。電影作品包括7s(2017)、Innocent Blood(2017)、Evil(2018)、Ao no Kaerimichi(2018)、Day and Night(2018)等。  

Born in Tokyo. During Nihon University College of Art of Cinema, he began to work in Japanese Film industry. His teacher is Ken Aoki. His theatrical feature debut was Oh! Father. (2013), adapted from Isaka Kotaro’s novel of the same name. He won the Best Screenplay at the 9th Asia International Film Festival with Phantom Limb (2014). His filmography includes 7s (2015), Innocent Blood (2017), Evil (2018), Ao no Kaerimichi (2018) and Day and Night (2018).