20 min

This Japanese Lady Has A Dirty Little Secret. A Dark, Dirty Secret.

MADE

Warning: Contains Sexual Reference

‘Made’ is the tale of a woman’s intriguing double life. Minako, a young Japanese female, lives in a Tokyo penthouse with her European boyfriend, a successful musician. One morning she leaves the apartment as usual, dressed in formal office attire. 

But instead of arriving at a desk, she emerges amongst the busy crowds of Akihabara’s infamous entertainment district. From a station locker, she takes out a mysterious pink suitcase – the key to her other life. Inside a windowless room, she reveals the first glimpse into a secret existence, as she ritualistically dresses herself in a costume for a job in one of the numerous Akihabara maid bars. 

Later, David, a European lawyer, turns up at the Maid Bar. Their brief encounter will turn out to be a threat to her carefully orchestrated multiple lives. She has a deeper secret, which proves to be much more dangerous than her subservient maid character would suggest. Minako is an avatar in a game called Tokyo and David has become a danger to her idyllic cover story.

  • Cannes Short Film Corner, 2014 
  • East End Film Festival, 2014 
  • London Independent Film Festival, 2014 
  • Tokyo Independent Film Festival, 2014

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