Saturday, February 08, 2014

Nakai Kiichi, Abe Hiroshi, Hirosue Ryoko & Nakamura Kichiemon in new movie "Zakurozaka no Adauchi"

Nakai Kiichi, Abe Hiroshi, Hirosue Ryoko and Nakamura Kichiemon will be working together in the new movie "Zakurozaka no Adauchi" which will be shown in cinemas from September this year. The film which is based on a story from "Goro Jidono Oshimatsu", a collection of short stories by Asada Jiro published in 2004, features Nakai as Shimura Kingo, a samurai whose lord Ii Naosuke was killed, but he was banned from committing suicide and had to search for his lord's killer for 13 years. However, as time passes, the era changes from Edo to Meiji and the government bans all forms of revenge killing by the samurais. This doesn't stop Shimura as he attempts to find his enemy and settle the score once and for all.

Abe plays Naokichi, the enemy of Shimura while Hirosue plays Shimura's wife Setsu. As for Lord Ii, he will be played by Nakamura who makes his return to the silver screen for the first time in 19 years.

Filming began on 5 January.


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