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On Monday, a trailer for Nobuhiro Yamashita’s upcoming film, My Back Pages, surfaced on Yahoo’s Asmik Ace Entertainment channel.

Based on Saburo Kawamoto’s autobiographical novel “My Back Pages: Aru 60-nendai no Monogatari” (A Story of Life in the 60s), the film is set during the student protests at Tokyo University. At the time, Kawamoto was working as a journalist covering the protests, which were in reaction to the Japanese government’s tolerance of Us involvement in the Vietnam War and the use of Okinawa as a staging ground for that war.

Satoshi Tsumabuki plays a reporter named Sawada who interviews protesters and collects data on behalf of the editorial department of a weekly publication. As tensions ramp up in the late 60s, he meets a young activist who introduces himself as “Umeyama” (Kenichi Matsuyama), although his real name turns out to be Katagiri. Katagiri tells him “Guns »

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