Posts Tagged ‘Shiori Kutsuna’

MADE IN JAPAN: BECK

2010/09/10

http://www.beck-movie.jp/

Japanese just love band / music dramas (so do we), so after the recent BANDAGE and SOLANIN here comes BECK, based on Harold Sakuishi’s manga. After her return from New York Maho Minami and her half-brother guitarist form a rock band that quickly grows a large fan base. But as usual, commercial interests destroy all art and the band gets caught up in conspiracies and other dramatic events, shortly before they are supposed to play their biggest gig ever.

BECK is directed by (surprise, no shit, no  TRICK) the great, the one and only Yukihiko Tsutsumi and stars Hiro Mizushima, Takeru Sato, kenta Kiritani, Shiori Kutsuna, Osamu Mukai, Aoi Nakamura, Takanori Takeyama, Sari Kurauchi, Yuta Furukawa and Naoto Takenaka.

J.

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MADE IN JAPAN: CHONMAGE PURIN [ちょんまげぷりん]

2010/08/03

http://c-purin.jp/

Based on the novel by Gen Araki CHONMAGE PURIN tells the story of a samurai (Yasube) from the Edo period who travels through time and arrives in present day Japan almost 200 years later. He meets a divorced woman and her son and starts working for them in return for food and lodging. One fine day Yasube makes pastries for the son and it turns out that these pastries prove to be a hit – soon they are running a successful business and become a family, knowing that their happiness will not last forever…

CHONMAGE PUROIN is directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura and stars Ryo Nishikido, Rie Tomosaka, Fuku Suzuki, Hiroki Konno, Shiori Kutsuna, Hitomi Sato, Keisuke Horibe, Yuji Nakamura and Jun Inoue.

J.

MADE IN JAPAN: HANTSUKI a.k.a. HANBUN NO TSUKI GA NOBORU SORA [LOOKING UP AT THE HALF-MOON | 半分の月がのぼる空]

2010/03/31

http://www.hantsuki-movie.com

Arriving in April is Japanese Drama HANTSUKI, based on Tsumugu Hashimoto’s novel series. The love story about two patients staying at the same time in the same hospital is rather light and should be avoided if you’re looking for hardboiled Japanese cinema.

The story had been made into an anime TV series in 2006, the live action version is hardly gonna feature more action though. Directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, starring Sosuke Ikematsu, Shiori Kutsuna and Yo Oizumi as doctor.

J.