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Directed by: Shuichi Okita 2013 | 160 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: Japan

Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

Genres: Asian Cinema, Drama, Romance


Sponsored by:

Japan Foundation

Nippon Golden Network

This is one of the most uplifting films you will ever see and shows us how the impact of one person can make you believe that to love life really does mean to love it for everything. THE STORY OF YONOSUKE is OKITA Shuichi’s follow up to THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN (HIFF, 2012) and is one of the biggest festival hits of the year; its touching characters and story make it easy to understand why.

Yonosuke takes pleasure in life’s simplest things and his positivity touches and alters everyone around him, from his college friends to his work colleagues in later life. Through the recounting of the friends experiences of Yonosuke, we start to build-up his story, his character, piecing everything together about him and where he is today. Without a doubt a ‘dream-team’ of creative talent, director OKITA Shuichi, author YOSHIDA Shuichi (VILLAIN), screenwriter MAEDA Shiro (ISN’T ANYONE ALIVE?) and rising star KORA Kengo (FISH STORY), come together to make a film that you'll want to watch over and over again.


監督      沖田修一
キャスト     高良健吾、吉高由里子、池松壮亮、伊藤歩、綾野剛 他

Synopsis written by: Yahoo Movie


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Cast & Crew

Director Shuichi Okita
Screenwriter Shuichi Yoshida, Shiro Maeda
Producer Toshikazu Nishigaya
Cast Kengo Kora, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ayumi Ito, Gou Ayano

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