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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Sato Takeru & Tsuchiya Tao to star in new movie "Hachinengoshi no Hanayome"

Sato Takeru and Tsuchiya Tao will be starring in the new movie "Hachinengoshi no Hanayome" (A bride over 8 years) which is directed by Zeze Takahisa. The movie is based on a true story about Nakahara Takashi and his wife Mai who live in Okayama. At the end of 2006 which was 3 months before the Nakaharas' wedding, Mai was diagnosed with the rare illness anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis which has an occurrence rate of 1 in 3 million people and fell into a coma for an extended period of time. However, Takashi did not give up and continued waiting for Mai to recover. When Mai resumed consciousness, she lost her memories of Takashi who did not give up which led to a miracle happening to them 8 years later when they finally got married in December 2014. The video of their wedding was recorded by the wedding hall's company and uploaded to YouTube in February 2015 thus attracting a lot of attention from the netizens. The Nakaharas' story was also published as a book in July 2015 with the title "Hachinengoshi no Hanayome Kimi no me ga sameta nara".

Sato will be playing the role of Nishizawa Takashi and recounted that when he watched the wedding video, he felt the love between them and was very touched by how much they had gone through in their lifetime. As such, he hopes to convey their story with the utmost sincerity and respect. On the other hand, Tsuchiya will be playing Nakahara Mai and hopes to work hard to show the gratitude the couple had for the people around them and the love between them through this movie together with Sato who she has always held him in high regard for devoting his all to acting.

Filming begins in January next year and the movie will be shown in winter 2017. The story will be written by Okada Yoshikazu.

Sources: Sponichi / Oricon / Eiga.com

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