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STAR SAND

Based on a bestselling novel

STAR SAND

Release in 2017

Cast » Lisa Oda, Brandon McClelland, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Riho Yoshioka, Takahiro Miura, Shinobu Terajima, Renji Ishibashi

Directed and written by Roger Pulvers, and based on his bestselling novel STAR SAND.  This feature is his directorial debut.

 

In the closing days of World War II, Japanese-American Hiromi, a girl age 16, encounters an American deserter, Bob, and a Japanese soldier, Iwabuchi, living together in a cave on a small island in Okinawa. The two men are deserters from their armies; yet both vow never to harm another human being again. Hiromi looks after the deserters until another soldier appears and the peace of the cave is shattered. It leads to the death of three of them and a fascinating mystery that isn't solved until the present day.

ERNESTO

Post Production

ERNESTO

Release in 2017

Cast » Joe Odagiri
Directed by Junji Sakamoto "The Projects"(2016/ Nominated for Golden Goblet in Shanghai International Film Festival) and coproduced with TV production company in Cuba.

Based on a true story.
In 1962, Freddy Maemura Hurtado(Joe Odagiri), a young Japanese origin Bolivian man heads to Cuba for a study to become a doctor. There he meets Che Guevara, a legendary revolutionist who influences his life forever. But when Freddy discovered that the civil war has erupted in his home country, he decides to return to Bolivia and join Guevara's revolutionary army where he was given a code name "Ernesto Medico."  

SECOND SUMMER, NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN

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SECOND SUMMER, NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN

Release in 2017

Cast » Nijiro Murakami

Directed by Kenji Nakanishi "After the Flowers"(2010), "The Blue Bird"(2008/SIGNIS Award Winner in Hong Kong International Film Festival).


A senior high school student, Satoshi(Nijiro Mukakami) and Rin(Madoka Yoshida) decide to play in a band at the school festival. But soon after they had a successful gig, Rin becomes hospitalized with a terminal illness. Satoshi tells his feeling for her right before she dies but Rin rejects him. Satoshi realizes and regrets that he has hurt Rin despite she didn't have much time left. But all of a sudden, he slips back in 6 months ago where he had met Rin for the first time...Satoshi's second summer has just started.

MUKOKU

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MUKOKU

Release in 2017

Cast » Go Ayano, Nijiro Murakami
Directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri "My Man"(Golden St. George Award in Moscow International Film Festival,2014),  "Sketches of Kaitan City"(2010)

Kengo has a great skill in Kendo but he quits after a tragic incident and now works as a security guard, spending his days drinking. One day, he encounters a high school student Toru, who has a natural high ability in Kendo and fond of rap music. Meeting Toru evokes Kengo a spirit of Kendo again and both of them start devoting themselves to grow up as a fencer and human. And soon, they are destined for a fatal battle.... 

Somebody's Xylophone

An ordinary married woman is hopelessly getting caught up with her hairstylist in her new neighborhood... Takako Tokiwa and Sosuke Ikematsu acted together for the first time in this suspense drama of twisted relationship.

Somebody's Xylophone

Released on 10th September, 2016

Cast » Takako Tokiwa, Sosuke Ikematsu, Masanobu Katsumura, Aimi Satsukawa
Directed by Yoichi Higashi "VILLAGE OF DREAMS"(Silver Berlin Bear Prize Winner at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1966),  "MY GRANDPA" (2003), "WANDERING HOME" (2010)

An ordinary married woman Sayoko (Takako Tokiwa) moves to the suburbs with her husband Kotaro (Masanobu Katsumura) and daughter. She finds a beauty shop there and gets her hair cut by a hairstylist named Kaito (Sosuke Ikematsu). She is getting caught up with Kaito who enters an empty place in her heart and her abnormal obsession toward the man is getting growing. Kaito's life is turned upside down when she frequently visits and names Kaito at the beauty shop. As her attachment becomes stronger, she becomes more and more bright and animated...
Takako Tokiwa and Sosuke Ikematsu acted together for the first time in this suspense drama about a relationship between man and woman.

The Projects

Enigmatic and funny, heartwarming drama about a couple struggling to reconnect with their deceased son with the help of a mysterious man

The Projects

Released on 4th June, 2016

Cast » Naomi Fujiyama, Ittoku Kishibe, Michiyo Okusu, Renji Ishibashi, Takumi Saito
Directed by Junji Sakamoto "KT"(nominated for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin IFF, 2002) "FACE" (nominated for Golden Seashell at the San Sebastián lFF, 2000), "A CHORUS OF ANGELS"(2012)

Best Actress Award Winner for 19th Shanghai International Film Festival

Hinako Yamashita (Naomi Fujiyama) moved to a 3 room apartment in the housing projects called danchi with her husband
Seiji (Ittoku Kishibe), 6 months ago. They had managed a third generation herbal medicine store until the
unexpected death of their beloved son in an accident. Since the move, Hinako has started a
part time job, but Seiji spends everyday wandering aimlessly around. Occasionally a young man
visits the Yamashita household because remedy that Seiji makes is the only effective medicine
for him. This mysterious young man, who speaks slightly strange Japanese, is Mr. Shinjo (Takumi Saito). After
a while, Seiji disappears from the estate. Again, rumors start up, "Have they finally divorced?"
and "Did he simply vanish?" To cap it all off, the housewives on the estate believe that Hinako
has offed her husband and is hiding his body in their apartment.What really happens to Seiji? And who is Mr. Shinjo?

Renowned stage actress Naomi Fujiyama makes her first starring film appearance in 16 years.

A Farewell to Jinu

No Buy, No sell and Just live. Is it possible for people to live without paying a penny?

A Farewell to Jinu

Released on 4th April, 2015

Cast » Ryuhei Matsuda, Sadawo Abe, Takako Matsu, Fumi Nikaido and Toshiyuki Nishida

Directed by Matsuo Suzuki "OTAKUS IN LOVE"(International Film Critics' Week at the 61st Venice International Film Festival)


"JINU" means "MONEY" as a local dialect in Tohoku district.

 "A Farewell to Jinu" tells the story of Takeharu Takami (Ryuhei Matsuda) with a phobia of "MONEY" who quitted his job at a bank because of "MONEYPHOBIA" and comes to a deserted village in Tohoku district for living without paying a penny.

Then Takeharu happens to meet unique village people like a mayor of the village (Sadawo Abe) who is unusually obliging with a secret in his past, his beautiful wife (Takako Matsu), a female high-school student with absorbing interest in Tokyo (Fumi Nikaido) and an elderly man who is called "GOD" of the village (Toshiyuki Nishida).

 Being supported by village people, Takeharu's life is heading in an unexpected direction. Will Takeharu be able to live without spending any money?

The Mourner

“Is he a saint or just a pretender?” The man who mourns the deaths of complete strangers. People call him “The Mourner”. He goes on the journey to mourn...

The Mourner

Released on 14th February, 2015

Cast » Kengo Kora,Yuriko Ishida,Arata Iura

Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi "2LDK" (Best Director Award Winner at Philadelphia Film Festival, 2003), "20TH CENTURY BOYS" series, "TRICK" and "SPEC" series.


Stumbling over the ground, Shizuto (Kengo Kora) raises his right hand overhead, as if to catch something hanging in the air, then brings it to his chest. With his left hand he grazes over the earth, as if scooping up its breath, then brings it to his chest and places it over his right hand. The young boy, with his eyes closed, moves his lips as if chanting something...

Yukiyo Nagi (Yuriko Ishida) is recently released from prison having served 4 years for murdering her husband Sakuya (Arata Iura). Yukiyo has no relatives and nowhere to go. In addition, Sakuya she killed with her own hands has become like a haunting presence and has started to whisper in her ear.  At a loss as to what to do,Yukiyo visits a town in the Tohoku region, and it is there she meets Shizuto who has come to the place she killed Sakuya to mourn him.

Shizuto asks the trembling Yukiyo. When he was alive, who did he love and who loved him? Was he appreciated by someone?" Puzzled by his true intentions, Yukiyo, unable to confess to the truth of murdering her husband, decides to join Shizuto on his journey....


Base on the same name novel written by Arata Tendoo

The Undying Dream We Have

I will be with you forever, even i am awake.

The Undying Dream We Have

Released on 17th May, 2014

Cast » Yoshikuni Dochin, Rin Takanashi, Anna Ishibashi, Ryouta Murai
Directed by Jinsei Tsuj "Paris Tokyo Paysage"(2013), "ACACIA"(2009/ Nominated for Competition section in Tokyo international Film Festival).

Yuji(Yoshikuni  Dochin), the popular producer of the theatrical company, and his girlfriend Aki(Rin Takanashi) are married and live together in secret. Yuji just started preparing for new play but his attitude seems weird these days. He is getting sick day by day and finally says about quitting the company. He declares that he chooses the life with Aki...However Aki have been already dead and she is living only in Yuji.

Blindly in Love

Funny, sad and happy love story of a man who knows love for the first time, and two families surrounding him. Will he able to find the happiness?

Blindly in Love

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Kentaro Amanosizuku (Gen Hoshino) is 35 years old and he works for city government living with his family. He spends only commuting back and forth between home and office every day.He avoids social situations because it is bothersome and he has been without a girlfriend for 35 years also. His hobby is only a pet frog and video game. His parents attend proxy marriage meeting that they worried about their son's future. They thought the meeting end in vain but they get contact by participant suddenly that they would like to meet their daughter to Kentaro.  Their daughter Naoko (Kaho) is a beautiful young girl and she is blind. Kentaro fells love with her at a glance. However Naoko's father fires up with Kentaro's unattractive profile and discouraging life style and their meeting  ended in failure due to her father is completely against everyone in the family seemed spring doesn't come to Kentaro forever but one day  Naoko's mother come to Kentaro's office to ask him to see Naoko again. Something is going to change in his life which stops for 35 years. It is modern love story by a couple who awkward in love with the family surrounding them.

Angel Home

Takayuki Takuma was inspired by a tiny newspaper article and created the story that tugs the heartstrings of people.

Angel Home

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 "Angel Home" is set at a group home named"Himawari Sou"(Sunflower Cottage), where Uyan (Takayuki Takuma) and people whose intelligence is stuck at the level of kindergartners are living together in harmony. The staff members who take care of them live in the cottage as well as the manga artist, Aijou Ippon (Naoto Takenaka) and his daughter Mako (Shihori Kanjiya). Mako is just like Uyan and the others. The Sunflower Cottage has been a place of desolation but Mako who is new to this group home makes everyone a bit excited. Soon faint feelings of love have sprouted between Uyan and Mako. The feelings are new and strange for both. Her father Ippon isn't quite sure whether he should let Mako explore her feelings for Uyan further "Himawari center" U-yan.

 



My Departure

A man who has reached retirement age recalls his first love through a postcard he received 42 years before. He decides to set out on a journey to visit the memorable place of his first love

My Departure

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Kousuke (Kiyoshi Maekawa)had worked in major construction company and retired in this spring. Kousuke married in the past but he divorced and lives a single life after that. When Kousuke cleans up his room, he found postcard from the girl who met through exchange letters and she was his first love. Kousuke brings back memories with her...He goes for Fukui where fond memories with her. Mitsuki (Wakako Sakai) lives in Fukui and she gave up college education in high school because suddenly her mother left home. Now she works as visiting beautician while caring for her elderly mother with reunion her mother. Mitsuki has bitter sweet memory also Yuka (Yu Yamada) grew up in a fatherless family and she is soon to be married. One day in early spring, Yuka gets on the express and she heads for Fukui also. Yuka recollects of happy memories with her father and the image of kind father. She tries to find out final destination which held in her mind for father on her trip. Akira who works as violinist fells in to slump suddenly. He loses passion and imagination for music. Akira returns to his hometown Fukui. He starts on journey to find the meaning of his life. Kousuke, reached a retirement age, Yuka, approaches for marriage, Akira, can't come out of a slump. One spring day, their journey begins to step forward "tomorrow" while they are in turning point in their life.

Fish on Land

What I want to know is the words remain untold.

Fish on Land

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A college senior (Mirai Moriyama) goes on a trip by bike for summer without setting any destination. Along the way to a mountain, he stops by the drive-in called House 475. There, he meets a shop manager named Seiji (Hidetoshi Nishijima) and decides to stay at the house for the rest of summer. He spends time helping Seiji at House 475 and is gradually accepted by locals. But then things begin to change when a murder occurs in the town...

Looking for a True Fiancee

One engagement ring and three brides-to-be: Who to marry?

Looking for a True Fiancee

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Teruhiko (Takayuki Yamada) is a medical box salesman at Akafuji Medical Co. At a skating rink where he vi sits for business, he falls to the ice and is knocked unconscious. When he is pulled back to consciousness, he is in the hospital and realizes that he lost his bag. He goes back to the skating rink and find it. However, there is an engagement ring in the bag, which he never remembers buying it.

The following day, Teruhiko gets to work where he finds the first candidate for his fiancee, Chie (Manami Konishi). Chie is a research associate at the company who is beautiful and intelligent. As he goes out to visit his clients, he finds the second candidate at a club, Megumi (Yoko Maki) who is young and sweet. Finally, in the park on his way back to the company, he meets the third candidate, a personal client Wakako (Chizuru Ikewaki) who is eccentric and shy. He doesn't remember all three, but he realizes that he has been dating them by the way they treat him. Who is his true fiancee?

 

NORIBEN ~the recipe of fortune~

Her life, Her recipie, a brand new start.

NORIBEN ~the recipe of fortune~

DVD好評発売中

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Komaki NAGAI, 31, was raised in the working-class Kyojima area of Tokyo. She has had enough of her good-for-nothing younger husband, Noritomo, and takes her daughter, Noriko, aka 'Nonchan,' back to live with her mother at the Kyojima home that she was raised in. Komaki doesn't want to become a burden to her mother, Fumiyo, so looks for a job. But there are few employment opportunities for an over-30 single mother with no qualifications and no experience. She accepts a part-time job for the time being, and re-encounters her former senior high school classmate, Tateo. Komaki is developing a passion for Tateo, who takes her to a small tavern called "Totoya." There, she tastes the 'mackerel in miso' and is astonished. She is completely enraptured by the taste, and becomes determined to open the "ultimate cheap but tasty box lunch shop." She enlists the assistance of "Totoya," but then...

MY GRANDMA

The Movie will remind you of how important family bonds are to our lives: a concept nearly forgotten these busy days.

MY GRANDMA

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Tomohiro, a flourishing sales representative for a home building company, enjoys a happy life together with her dear wife and son. However, he is getting too caught up with his work to care about his family. When he starts working for one particular family, it brings back memories of his grandma, his hometown, his father's death, a good times with his family and neighbors, and his grandma's warm hand. Tomohiro cannot stop the waves of tears and emotion. He is reminded of the bonds with his precious family that he had almost forgotten.

Nightmare Detective II

A Japanese helmer Shinya TSUKAMOTO, received Time Machine Honorary Award at Sitges, brings another franchise into the world.

Nightmare Detective II

DVD好評発売中

Cast » 松田龍平、三浦由衣、韓英恵
Staff » 監督:塚本晋也 脚本:塚本晋也、黒木久勝
Distribution » まことや

The whole thing started out as a prank. Yukie and her friends, Mutsumi and Akiko locked their classmate Kikukawa in an equipment room in the gym, to scare her. Though they let her out in the end, Kikukawa stopped coming to school the following day. Yukie began to have nightmares about Kikukawa. One day during the class, Yukie fell asleep and dreamed Kikukawa ran towards in a sudden and weirdly spilt a cup of water at her, but which landed on her friend Mutsumi. The next moment when Yukie woke up in class she found that Mutsumi had died of a heart attack.

A few days after her death, Yukie has the same dream, but this time, it is her other friend, Akiko, she too dies an unnatural death. Yukie is convinced that she will be the next to die. Shaking with fear, and fighting the urge to sleep, Yukie begs Kyoichi, the Nightmare Detective, to help her. When he hears her story, he realizes that Kikukawa's behavior reminds him of his own mother who was scared of everything and eventually committed suicide. Thinking that he may be able to get a step closer to the mystery of his mother's death, he enters Yukie's nightmares, to confront the very nature of fear itself.

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Nightmare Detective

Another masterful franchise by a Japan’s sci-fi master Shinya Tsukamoto It sets for a Hollywood remake. The original story has set to

Nightmare Detective

DVD好評発売中

Cast » 松田龍平、hitomi、安藤政信
Staff » 監督・脚本:塚本晋也
Distribution » まことや

Detective Kirishima Keiko (hitomi) is investigating two mysterious deaths. In both cases, the subjects apparently commit suicide in gruesome fashion shortly after dialing "0" on their phones; even stranger, a witness claims that one of them seems to have been attacked in his dreams. Although veteran cop Sekiya (Osugi Ren) dismisses the cases as suicide, Keiko, along with detective Wakamiya (Ando Masanobu), decide to investigate further. Believing that the key to the mystery lies in the dreams, they try to enlist the assistance of Kagenuma Kyoichi (Matsuda Ryuhei), a troubled young man whose psychic powers, amongst them the ability to enter dreams, have earned him the name "Nightmare Detective". When he refuses to help, Keiko, desperate for an answer, decides to dial "0" herself.

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