Nikaido Fumi & Hasegawa Hiroki to star in new movie "Kono kuni no sora"
Nikaido Fumi and Hasegawa Hiroki are starring in the new movie "Kono kuni no sora" which is due to be shown in cinemas from 8 August this year. The film which is based on Tanizaki Junichiro's award-winning novel, was directed by Takai Yuichi and the script was written by Arai Haruhiko. In the movie set in Tokyo just before WWII was about to end, Nikaido plays the role of a 19-year-old Taguchi Riko who is about to get married. As she takes care of the household chores for her neighbour Ichige Takeo (Hasegawa) who had sent his family away to avoid the war, Riko finds herself drawn to him and discovers feelings that she had never known as a woman while grappling with the dilemma of Ichige pining for his wife and her upcoming marriage during the war. Co-stars include Kudo Yuki who plays Riko's mother, Okuda Eiji, Ishibashi Renji and Tomita Yasuko.