A.K.A. Serial Killer
AKA Serial Killer depicts the story of Norio Nagayama, a 19 year old serial killer who murdered 4 people in different places.
This screenplay allows Adachi to showcase his “Landscape theory”, for which he is credited as one of the initiators, and that postulates that the landscape around us expresses dominant political power : “All the daily landscapes we see, especially the beautiful landscapes reproduced on postcards, are fundamentally linked to a dominant power figure”.
For the director, Norio Nagayama was influenced by his environment, wich transformed him into a killer.
This film inspired the film Also Known as Jihadi by Eric Baudelaire selected in the International Competition.