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HK FILMAT 2022 LINE UP

■SHOCHIKU at Virtual HK FILMART (Mar. 14-17)
<Representative>
Meri KOYAMA
Shion KOMATSU(cell: +81-70-4507-0721)
Yuhka MATOI(cell: +81-70-4507-0698)
Kohei MIYAMOTO(cell: +81-70-4936-5201)

NEW TITLES

©2022 "Phases of the Moon" Film Partners

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PHASES OF THE MOON

(Original title:Tsuki no Michikake 月の満ち欠け)
Production Year
2022
Release Date
2022 Winter
Running Time
128min.
Genre
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Director
Cast
Yo Oizumi 大泉洋 (I AM A HERO, KIBA: The Fangs of Fiction)
Kasui Arimura 有村架純 (Loved Like a Flower Bouquet, Flying Colors)
Ren Meguro 目黒 蓮 (Snow Man) (Takizawa Kabuki Zero 2020 The Movie)
Ko Shibasaki 柴咲コウ (La Maison de Himiko, DORORO, Suspect X)

Like the moon, I shall die, and be reborn... This moving romance tells the story of transcendent love between a man and a woman over several decades, and the vicissitudes of fate. An epic story of star-crossed love affair and destiny, traveling through generations.

©2022 "My Boyfriend in Orange" Film Partners ©T/K

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MY BOYFRIEND IN ORANGE

(Original title:Moe Kare wa Orange-iro モエカレはオレンジ色)
Production Year
2022
Release Date
July 8, 2022
Running Time
97min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Hikaru IWAMOTO (岩本照(Snow Man))
Meru NUKUMI (生見愛瑠)

A love story between a lonely high school girl and a hot firefighter!

©2020 "The Pass: Last Days of the Samurai" Film Partners

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THE PASS: LAST DAYS OF THE SAMURAI

(Original title:Touge Saigo no Samurai 峠 最後のサムライ)
Production Year
2020
Release Date
June 17, 2022
Running Time
114min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Koji YAKUSHO 役所広司 (The Last Samurai, The Eel)
Takako MATSU 松たか子 (MASQUERADE HOTEL, The Little House)
Tatsuya NAKADAI 仲代達矢 (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, The Human Condition)

A beautiful samurai film from Takashi KOIZUMI (Assistant to Akira Kurosawa, “After the Rain”) about a samurai who lead his country to fight against the new regime with honor and dignity. The film may provide some answers to the question, “What is a Samurai?”, “What can we learn from them” in the modern era today. In order to present the texture of a samurai period, the film was mostly shot in 35mm.

© 2022 Wedding High Film Partners

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WEDDING HIGH

(Original title:WEDDING HIGH ウェディング・ハイ)
Production Year
2021
Release Date
March 12, 2022
Running Time
120min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Ryoko SHINOHARA(篠原涼子)(The House Where The Mermaid Sleeps, BENTO HARASSMENT)
Tomoya NAKAMURA(中村倫也)(Gone Wednesday, KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION)
Nagisa SEKIMIZU(関水渚)(The Confidence Man JP – Episode of the Princess-)
Takanori IWATA(岩田剛典)(EVERGREEN LOVE, The Master Plan)
Osamu MUKAI(向井理)(Paradise Kiss, Her Granddaughter)

The best day of their lives is interrupted by the unthinkable! It’s the beginning of a hectic wedding party.

© 2022 "DAIKAIJU" Film Partners

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WHAT TO DO WITH THE DEAD KAIJU?

(Original title:Dai Kaiju no Atsoshimatsu 大怪獣のあとしまつ)
Production Year
2022
Release Date
February 4, 2022
Running Time
115min.
Genre
/ /
Director
Cast
Ryosuke Yamada(山田涼介)(The Miracles of the Namiya General Store, Assassination Classroom)
Tao Tsuchiya(土屋太鳳)(Food Luck, THE 8-YEAR ENGAGEMENT)

A different kind of KAIJU (Monster) film about the struggles on how to solve the issue of cleaning up a dead gigantic KAIJU.

Cannes 2022 Online Market Screening
May 18 (Wed) 17:30~@ONLINE #2

©2021 “The Unnameable Dance” Film Partners

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THE UNNAMEABLE DANCE

(Original title:Nazukeyononai Odori 名付けようのない踊り)
Production Year
2021
Release Date
January 28, 2022
Running Time
115min.
Genre
Director
Cast
Dancer Min Tanaka 田中泯 (The Twilight Samurai (’02), Hokusai (’21))

Min TANAKA, 76
This unique dancer and actor has reconstructed on film some of his notable performances in theaters and on streets around the world. The dancer's past and present mingle in the dance, with all he sees caught up in that groove.

Tokyo, Hiroshima, Ehime, France, Portugal, the film records dances in more than 30 locations.

LIBRARY TITLES

©2021 Kozue Amano/MAG Garden・ARIAcompany

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ARIA THE BENEDIZIONE

(Original title:ARIA THE BENEDIZIONE)
Production Year
2021
Release Date
December 3, 2021
Running Time
60min.
Genre
Director
/
Cast
Chiwa Saito (斎藤千和)
Junko Minagawa(皆川 純子)
Mai Nakahara(中原 麻衣)

ARIA is a popular TV and feature anime series which develop a new genre "healing" anime. ARIA THE BENEDIZIONE will be the third feature film from the smash hit series.

©2021"CUBE"FilmPartners

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CUBE

(Original title:CUBE Ichido Haittara Saigo CUBE 一度入ったら、最後)
Production Year
2021
Release Date
Oct 22, 2021
Running Time
108min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Masaki Suda 菅田将暉 (Gintama, Destruction Babies)
Anne Watanabe 杏 (Midsummer's Equation)

1997 marked the release of director Vincenzo Natali’s “Cube,” a forerunner of the close-quarters suspense genre. Today, the film boasts an enduring cult following around the world. This autumn, an array of Japan’s foremost acting talent will feature in the first-ever remake of “Cube” to receive the blessing of Natali himself.

©2021 "IN THE WAKE" Film Partners

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IN THE WAKE

(Original title:Mamorarenakatta Monotachi-e 護られなかった者たちへ)
Production Year
2021
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Running Time
135min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Takeru SATOH (佐藤健)
Hiroshi ABE (阿部寛)

And so, a murder occurs on the ten-year anniversary...

A string of murders by starvation. Hidden behind the bizarre case is a tragic truth, complexly intertwined with crime, punishment, and justice.

CLASSIC TITLES

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PALE FLOWER

(Original title:Kawaita Hana 乾いた花)
Production Year
1964
Running Time
96min
Genre
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Director
Cast
Ryo IKEBE
Mariko KAGA
Takashi FUJIKI
Chisako HARA
Koji NAKAHARA

A masterpiece from Mashiro Shinoda which represents the Shochiku New Wave in the 1960s is remastered in 4K.

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GONZA THE SPEARMAN

(Original title:Yari no Gonza 鑓の権三)
Production Year
1986
Running Time
126min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Hiromi GO, Shima IWASHITA, Shohei HINO, Misako TANAKA, Haruko KATO


oginsama

LOVE UNDER THE CRUCIFIX

(Original title:Ogin-sama お吟さま)
Production Year
1962
Release Date
June 3, 1962
Running Time
102min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Ineko Arima(有馬稲子)
Tatsuya Nakadai(仲代達矢)
Ganjiro Nakamura(中村鴈治郎)

Pioneer of female directors in Japan, Kinuyo Tanaka’s 6th and final film.

yashagaike

DEMON POND

(Original title:Yashagaike 夜叉ヶ池)
Production Year
1979
Release Date
Oct 20, 1979
Running Time
124min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Tamasaburo Bando 坂東玉三郎 (Top Kabuki actor, Tenshu Monogatari)
Go Kato 加藤剛 (The Castle of Sand, BANDITS VS. SAMURAI SQUADRON)

After 40 years, “DEMON POND” (1979) comes back to life by digitally remastered in 4K with the support of Masahiro Shinoda and Tamasaburo Bando.