Suna no utsuwa (2004– )

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Eiryo Waga(Nakai Masahiro) is a famous pianist hiding a dark past. A man from Waga's childhood appears before him after one of his performances and to prevent his secrets from being ... See full summary »

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2004
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Hiroo Ohtaka
(11 episodes, 2004)
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Eiryo Waga(Nakai Masahiro) is a famous pianist hiding a dark past. A man from Waga's childhood appears before him after one of his performances and to prevent his secrets from being revealed, Waga murders him in cold blood. While leaving the scene Waga bumps into Naruse Asami(Matsuyuki Yasuko) but flees before she can properly identify him. Detective Imanishi(Ken Watanabe) and his partner are sent to the scene and thus begins a murder mystery with Waga trying to elude the detectives while trying to come to grips with his own demons at the same time. Written by dotchase

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High Quality Jdrama
26 April 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought I would say a few things about this great drama since one of the stars in it(Ken Watanabe) is currently very popular all over the world. If you don't know what a Jdrama is, it is basically a serial television series lasting 11 episodes with each episode usually 45 minutes a piece. This works well in many cases as the story and character development can be fleshed out to a surprising amount of depth and Suna no Utsuwa is a prime example how if done right, a drama can create a unique and rewarding viewing experience.

This drama though is not as much about Ken Watanabe as it is about Nakai Masahiro, a very popular idol in Japan who puts an amazing amount of emotion into his character. The whole drama is filmed very beautifully, almost like it was designed to be a 10 hour movie. The story itself mixes mystery with human drama brilliantly creating an experience I can't really compare to anything else I have ever watched. The real showcase in this drama though is the music, just extraordinary piano and classical compositions that evoke a somber mood as they play throughout the show.

If you are interested in watching Suna no Utsuwa, it just takes a little searching. I highly recommend this not only to Watanabe fans but for anyone looking for a very different style of murder mystery.


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