Movie Trailer: MAN FROM RENO, Indie Noir Mystery

Here comes the theatrical trailer for Dave Boyle’s MAN FROM RENO, a neo-noir drama that follows a Japanese crime novelist and a small town sheriff lured into the same strange murder mystery.

In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral is driving home through the fog one night when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man.  However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace.

At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book–a potboiler in her world-famous “Inspector Takabe” series.  Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveller from Reno who is staying in the same hotel.  Her new lover, Akira Suzuki, is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions…

Dave Boyle (WHITE ON RICE & SURROGATE VALENTINE) shows noir influences in the film. However Variety described the film as film gris.

Stars Ayako Fujitani (TOKYO!), Pepe Serna (SCARFACE), and Kazuki Kitamura (THE RAID 2 & KILL BILL). The film is produced by Ko Mori and written by Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, and Michael Lerman.

MAN FROM RENO will be out in New York and Los Angeles starting March 27th. It  will expand to additional markets on April 10th.

CLICK HERE for the film’s official website

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Written by Henrick Vartanian

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