The weight of expectations — from family, friends, community — can be tough on any young person. Now imagine those people once paid $5 million to save your life.
That’s the premise behind “Five Million Dollar Life,” the debut film from director Sungho Moon. It’s about a young man named Mirai Takatsuki (Ayumu Mochizuki), whose hometown pitched in to get him a life-saving heart transplant when he was a child. To add to the pressure, a local TV station airs a yearly special on Mirai, giving everyone the chance to keep an eye on the young man they helped save.