2023 / 99m - Japan
Thriller, Comedy
#Manhole poster


September 23, 2023


Kumakiri's latest is a smart thriller with a devilish dark comedy streak. It's been a while since Kumakiri made a straightforward genre film, but he's clearly still capable enough. #Manhole is claustrophobic, full of twists and turns and it offers a pretty sarcastic take on social media. The production is slick, there is hardly any fat and whenever the film looks like it is about to settle down, the story is given yet another extra spin. It's not a film that transcends its genre roots, but if you're looking for some prime but simple genre fun, this is no doubt one of the better offerings this year.