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Tokyo – Distributor Prenom-h began bankruptcy proceedings in the Tokyo District Court with debts of $7 million (643 million yen) on Feb. 21, following the problems with filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 1905. The project ran into trouble after Hong Kong star Tony Leung pulled out of the production last September, at the height of the China-Japan row over the Senkaku-Diayou Islands. Leung had been criticized in China for appearing in the film, which was set in Yokohama, Japan, in the year of the title, but had been scheduled to shoot in Taiwan. Financing for the Japan-China co-

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