Abe Hiroshi will be playing Tokujiro this time after they last played aunt and nephew in the movie "Fushigi na Misaki no Monogatari". Shujiro's wife Mari who treats Tetsu coldly will be played by Shinohara Ryoko while Sato Koichi will be playing a black market rice seller Sugahara Shinji who helps Tetsu and Shujiro who were struggling to make ends meet. Takashima Reiko plays Shimada Mitsue who is Tetsu's neighbour in Abashiri and Mari's father Okabe Daikichi will be played by Nakamura Masatoshi. Last but not least, Shofukutei Tsurube will play the master of the izakaya Tanuki which is frequented by Tetsu and Shujiro and Kishibe Ittoku will play Yamaoka Kazuo, an old friend of Tetsu.
Filming began in Abashiri on 16 February and is done at Tokyo, Wakkanai, Setana-cho and Sapporo before it is to be wrapped up at the end of April. The movie will be shown in cinemas next year.
Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Sponichi / Eiga.com