Yume Uru Futari (Dreams for Sale)

by Mark Schilling

Miwa Nishikawa’s “Yume Uru Futari,” a blackly comic, unsparingly sharp drama about a couple who scam lonely single women with fake marriage offers to fund the building of their new izakaya pub — and how their deception comes back to bite them in unexpected ways — has just been released on DVD with English subtitles in Japan. Premiering at the 2012 Toronto film festival, it ended the year on many Top 10 lists that year, including mine.