In the fictional Tokyo suburb of Mahoro, Keisuke Tada (Eita) works as a “benriya” – a general problem solver for hire.
One day in January, former classmate Haruhiko Gyoten (Ryuhei Matsuda) appears unannounced. Back in their schooldays Haruhiko was a quiet person who rarely talked. Now, Haruhiko is talkative. Both men are over 30 years old and divorced. Without giving an explanation, Haruhiko suddenly asks to spend the night at Keisuke’s home. Keisuke turns down Haruhiko, but Haruhiko is persistant and finally Keisuke allows him to sleep over for one night. What Keisuke is unaware of is that Haruhiko plans to stay for more than one night. Eventually, Keisuke accepts Haruhiko as his assistant and they become involved in various cases involving an assortment of people from different walks of life. —Asianmediawiki
Tatsushi Omori, born in Tokyo in 1970, the eldest son of the famous butō dancer and actor Maro Akaji. He is one of the most important directors in Japan. While studying at university he began making Super8 mm films. In the late 1990s, he worked not only as an actor in films by Sakamoto Junji and Watanabe Kensaku, but also as an assistant director. His first feature as director The Whispering of the Gods (2005) was praised in Japan and abroad. It was shown at many festivals, including the “Filmmakers of the Present” at the Sao Paolo International Film Festival. A Crowd of Three is his second feature-length film. —asiaticafilmmediale.it