Chiwawa (Shiori Yoshida), an effervescent young woman, is murdered. Miki (Mugi Kadowaki, Love’s Whirlpool), a friend that has lost touch with Chiwawa, realises that she didn’t really know her. Through conversations with her friends, she reconstructs the roller coaster of events that brought Chiwawa to her grisly end.
Based on the manga by Kyoko Okazaki, Chiwawa is a supercharged glimpse of what it’s like to be young, beautiful, and directionless in modern day Tokyo. Epitomising “Cool Japan” yet simultaneously exposing its dark side, this is not your usual cautionary tale of a young woman led down a dark path. In fact, it openly rebels against that idea, digging into larger cultural structures that create that very narrative, with older generations so ready to both exploit and dispose of the young. All the while, it wrestles with the transience of relationships, and the complex sexual politics that burdens any group of hip young things.
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Tadanobu Asano, Kotone Furukawa, Mugi Kadowaki, Nijirô Murakami, Shiori Yoshida