Adrift In Tokyo (2007)

Writer/Director Satoshi Miki opens his film with a curious moment, as law student Fumiya Takemura (Joe Odagiri) hopes buying three-colour toothpaste will save him from his rock-bottom circumstances. The situation reveals itself when loan shark Aiichiro Fukuhara (Tomokazu Miura) bursts in, demanding the debt he’s owed be paid back in three days or else. The moment ends with Takemura accidentally squishing the toothpaste, symbolising his dashed hopes amid this seemingly inescapable situation.

My review of Adrift In Tokyo can be read at The Geek Show.