Trailer for the faux documentary A Man Vanishes.
In the 1960s, Tadishi Oshima, a Japanese businessman, goes missing. Or did he choose to disappear? Either way, his fianc e, Yoshie, who is desperate to find him, leads a filmmaking team on a trail to his whereabouts. Together, they set off interviewing his associates, neighbors, and even past loves. An odd set of circumstances slowly comes into focus: Had Tadishi embezzled funds? Could it be that his relationship with Yoshie s sister was not what it seemed? As the testimonies deepen, Yoshie s role in constructing the narrative of Tadishi s disappearance comes into question. Even the filmmaker s role is subject to speculation. Shot in black-and-white, with purposefully out-of-sync sound, this examination of truth and fiction may have taken over forty-five years to be released in the United States, but the questions at its core are remarkably current.