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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Okada Junichi, Abe Hiroshi, Ono Machiko to star in new movie "Everest Kamigami no Itadaki"

Okada Junichi, Abe Hiroshi and Ono Machiko will be starring in the new movie "Everest Kamigami no Itadaki" due to be shown in cinemas next year. The movie which is based on the novel by Yumemakura Baku and preparation work had been going on for the past five years, features Okada as a mountain cameraman who happens to meet a lonely climber (Abe) who had been missing for some time and sets out to conquer Everest with him. Ono plays a woman who loves the climber and tries to find him.

The cast and 40-strong crew will be climbing Everest from the Nepal side in March and are expected to use 10 days to climb to the base camp at 6,000m before spending another 10 days for the filming. Total production costs are estimated at JPY 1.5 billion and special insurance has been purchased for all cast and staff members.

Source: Sponichi

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