The Apology King
Nobuo Mizuta, 2013 (128m)
Ryoro Kurojima (comedian Sadawo Abe, sporting a terrific bowler hair-cut) is the founder and director of the Tokyo Apology Centre, where he works as a professional apologist. He specialises in the practice of dogeza, a traditional form of apology that requires one to fall on one’s knees, forehead to the ground, prostrating oneself in the ultimate expression of repentance. He teaches his apology techniques to a host of clients to solve a range of problems. But when he finds himself caught up in an international crisis, he realises he may be out of his depth and that he will need to extend himself beyond his normal apology methods. The Apology King is a hilarious surreal comedy.