Kanako is all alone and thinks her life can’t get any worse...until she applies for a dubious part-time job on a whim and is instantly torn from her mundane existence. She ends up being sold to a restaurant with fortress-like walls, thick iron doors, and an intensely colourful interior. Trapped within, she has no choice but to work as a waitress for the owner Bombero, a genius chef who also happens to be a retired assassin. The diner is visited by a succession of deadly and highly unusual assassins and before long, Kanako realizes she has been hurled into a world of insanity, in which every day is a fight for survival.
Mika Ninagawa is a photographer and filmmaker known for her strikingly colourful work and with her latest feature film Diner she shows no signs of abandoning her signature style. With a stellar cast, this kitsch nightmare is equally as beautiful as it is violent, a garish fairy tale that absoltely has to be experienced on a big screen. We’re exceptionally pleased to be brninging this film to the UK for the first time at Abertoir!