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The official website for Yasuo Furuhata’s upcoming road movie Dear has been updated with a new 90-second trailer.
In his first movie role in 6 years, Dear stars screen legend Ken Takakura as a prison guidance officer named Eiji Kurashima who drives an Rv from Toyama to Nagasaki to spread his late wife Yoko’s (Yuko Tanaka) ashes in the harbor of her hometown—both to honor her last request and to discover more about her life. Along the way, he meets various characters and reminisces about his time with Yoko.
The movie will be filled with well-known celebrities in small supporting roles, such as Koichi Sato as an ikameshi vendor and Tsuyoshi Kusanagi as a pub patron he has a heart-to-heart with. Other supporting roles are filled by Takeshi Kitano, Kyozo Nagatsuka, Mieko Harada, Kimiko Yo, Haruka Ayase, Takahiro Miura, Hideji Otaki, Tadanobu Asano, and Takashi Okamura.
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The movie is based on a true story. Abe will play Akinori Kimura, an apple farmer who faces poverty and extreme pressure from those around him, causing him to contemplate suicide. Kanno plays his wife, Mieko.
The real Kimura first told his story on the Nhk program “Professional Shigoto no Ryuugi” and it was later adapted to a book titled “Kiseki no Ringo: Zettai Fukanō wo Kutsugaeshita Nōka - Kimura Akinori no Kiroku” which has sold over 600,000 copies. (And oddly enough, Yoko Ono has painstakingly translated the entire thing on her website.)
After Kimura’s wife experiences an extreme allergic reaction to agricultural chemicals, he’s faced with the seemingly impossible challenge of growing apples without the use of any pesticides. »
2 items from 2012
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