Posts Tagged ‘Yu Yoshizawa’

MADE IN JAPAN: A LONE SCALPEL [KOKUO NO MESU | 孤高のメス]

2010/06/01

http://www.kokouno-mes.com/

The Japanese never get bored of medical dramas, do they: this time it’s an adaptation of Toshihiko Oogane’s novel KOKOU NO MESU that has been given the international title A LONE SCALPEL.

Izuru Narushima’s movie tells the story of a doctor in the late 80’s who is supposed to perform an operation which at that time is prohibited by law. Something tells me that he will find a solution – starring Shinichi Tsutsumi, Yui Natsukawa, Akira Emoto, Kimiko Yo, Katsuhisa Namase, Yu Yoshizawa, Hiroki Narimiya and Mitsuru Hirata. Out in June.

J.

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MADE IN JAPAN: SUNSHINE AHEAD [TIDA-KANKAN: UMI TO SANGO TO CHIISANA KISEKI | てぃだかんかん / てぃだかんかん~海とサンゴと小さな奇跡~]

2010/05/08

http://tida.goo.ne.jp/

UPDATE: FULL REVIEW POSTED ON JUNE 25 HERE! – – – – – – – Here’s one for all you hippies and Birkenstock fans: Toshio Lee’s SUNSHINE AHEAD tells the story of an environmentalist and his wife who set out to create coral reefs in the sea. Based on a true story (Koji Kingo’s autobiographical novel) it seems that SUNSHINE AHEAD might be the right film at the right time.

If you have missed the premiere at the Okinawa International Film Festival you can now catch it in your local Japanese theatre. Starring Takashi Okamura, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Yu Yoshizawa, Jun Kunimura, Masami Nagasawa, Atsuro Watabe, Mieko Harada, Meiken Ito, Kinuyo Kodama and Masaaki Akahori.

J.