The Viper’s Hex is a pitch-black drama/horror and is the fourth feature film by Australian production house Black Forest Films. Shot in Tokyo, Japan it stars Saya Minami (Midori in Hawaii), Sawa Masaki (Underwater Love), Kaori Kawabuchi (Final Fantasy XV), Yoji Yamada (The Outsider), Kenji Shimada (Mondo Yakuza) and Japanese academy award winner Yuki Kuroda (Gakko III).
Kiyo, a cursed and lonely hostess is shunned by society. She spends her days propositioning men in the cold heart of Tokyo under the control of a violent pimp named Tetsuya. When she comes across a charismatic foreigner named Anchin, a relationship blossoms… But on New Year’s Eve, both of their lives are turned upside down as she falls pregnant to his child. Upon hearing this news, Anchin abandons Kiyo leaving her heartbroken. Now alone, she turns to a vengeful spirit that has haunted her from birth known only as The Viper.
The Viper’s Hex will be represented at Cannes film market by sales agent Max Czertok of Idea Produzioni.