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Friday, December 02, 2016

Yoshitaka Yuriko plays a murderer in new mystery movie "Yurigokoro"

Yoshitaka Yuriko will be starring in the upcoming mystery movie "Yurigokoro" (Lily Heart) directed by Kumazawa Naoto which will be shown in cinemas in September next year. The movie is based on the same-titled novel by Numata Mahokaru that was published in 2011 and had sold more than 250,000 copies to date. It was also nominated for the Ooyabu Haruhiko Award and Honya Taisho award in 2012 and was ranked No.5 in the same year's "Kono mystery ga sugoi!" ranking. This will be Yoshitaka's first leading role in a movie in 5 years since 2012's "Bokura ga ita" which she co-starred with Ikuta Toma and she will be playing a murderer for the first time. Filming lasted for one month from early September to mid October this year.

One day, a family comes to find a diary belonging to someone from their dying father's study which describes how the person killed multiple people but they are unable to tell if this is a fictional story or a real account by the person and why this was written. Yoshitaka plays the heroine Misako described in the diary who is destined to kill people so as to be at peace with herself emotionally. However, when she comes to understand what true love is, she tries to fight against her fate and struggles with the resulting internal turmoil.

Yoshitaka commented that her character is someone who many people wouldn't be able to understand or identify with so it was a very difficult role for her as well. However, the experience was something hard to come by so she is eagerly awaiting to see the end product once it's ready.

Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Eiga.com

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