Thursday, April 17, 2014

Koura Kengo & Ishida Yuriko to star in new movie "Itamu Hito"

Koura Kengo and Ishida Yuriko will be co-starring in the new movie "Itamu Hito" (The Mourning Person) which is based on the 2009 Naoki Award winning novel by Tendo Arata and will be directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko. The movie is scheduled to be shown in cinemas from February 2015.

Koura plays the role of a young man named Shizuto who is on a journey to visit the places where people died due to crimes or accidents and mourns their passing. On the other hand, Ishida plays Yukiyo, a woman who had killed her husband and served a prison sentence and subsequently joins Shizuto on his journey when she meets him at the spot where she killed her husband.

The same novel was made into a stage play back in 2012 and plans for the movie were made soon after that. Tsutsumi explained that getting Koura to play Shizuto was due to the tinge of sadness felt in his eyes even when he smiles which fits the image of Shizuto. On the other hand, Ishida will have to play a dark heroine who suffers domestic violence at the hands of her husband which is a deviation from her usual pure and innocent roles.

Filming began on 22 March and will be primarily done in Fukushima and the outskirts of the Kanto region.

Source: Sponichi

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