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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Completion screening event of new movie "Oke Roujin"

The completion screening event of new movie "Oke Roujin" was held on 19 September which was attended by the director Hosokawa Toru and cast members An, Kuroshima Yuina, Sakaguchi Kentaro, Fujita Yumiko, Sasano Takashi, Komatsu Masao and Ishikura Saburo. The event was also the first public appearance of An after she gave birth to twin girls in May this year. When asked about this, An commented that it had been a while since she appeared in public so she was naturally feeling nervous and excited about being able to meet the audience. When congratulated by the host about the birth of her daughters followed by applause from the audience, An thanked them with a smile.

The movie which will be shown in cinemas from 11 November, is based on the same-titled novel by Araki Gen about an amateur orchestra said to be the "oldest" in the world as the average age of its elderly members is very high. An plays the role of a senior high school teacher who is tasked to be the conductor of this orchestra. As An had to learn conducting and how to play the violin, she found that more stressful than being the lead actress in the movie. However, she had derived a lot of energy from her older co-stars and felt that she had to match up to them by putting in more effort.

As the event was held on Respect-for-the-Aged Day, the younger actors i.e. An, Sakaguchi, Kuroshima and Hosokawa offered shoulder massages for Sasano, Komatsu, Ishikura and Fujita as an expression of thanks. Sasano praised An for being powerful enough since she has to carry her daughters and said that he might live three years longer, thanks to her massage.

Sources: Oricon / Eiga.com

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