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■Shochiku at Berlin EFM 2023 (Feb. 16-21) in MGB (Stand#: 134)
<Representative>
Yuhka MATOI (cell: +81-70-4507-0698)
Aya TAKAGAWA (cell: +81-70-4014-1196)

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Meri KOYAMA (cell: +81-90-5395-7661)
Kohei MIYAMOTO (cell: +81-70-4936-5201)

NEW TITLES

©2023 "SHYLOCK'S CHILDREN" Film Partners

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SHYLOCK’S CHILDREN

(Original title:Shylock no Kodomotachi シャイロックの子供たち)
Production Year
2023
Release Date
February 17, 2023
Running Time
122min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Sadawo ABE 阿部サダヲ (Lesson in Murder, The Magnificent Nine, The Apology King)
Aya UETO 上戸彩 (Naoki Hanzawa Drama series, Thermae Romae series)
Yuta TAMAMORI 玉森裕太 (Parallel World Love Story)
Kuranosuke SASAKI 佐々木蔵之介 (Recall, We Make Antiques! series)

A bold film adaptation of what is arguably the greatest novel of short stories by author Jun Ikeido, who wrote about people’s unyielding strength to survive in society in the novels NAOKI HANZAWA and RECALL. A social problem film based on a newly written story dedicated to all working “soldiers.” It’s sure to give people the courage to face tomorrow! Which is more important? Money or integrity? People’s secrets and hidden funds are revealed in this crime film that will speak to all working adults!

©2023 "AND YET, YOU ARE SO SWEET" Film Partners ©AK/K

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AND YET, YOU ARE SO SWEET

(Original title:Nanoni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru. なのに、千輝くんが甘すぎる。)
Production Year
2022
Release Date
March 3, 2023
Running Time
99min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Kyohei TAKAHASHI 高橋恭平 (NaniwaDanshi)(BL Metamorphosis)
Mei HATA 畑 芽育 (99.9 Criminal Lawyer THE MOVIE)

The ultimate teen romance that teenage girls are dying to see! Come witness the secret game of “pretend crush”!

©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
/
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 "A Man" Film Partners

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A MAN

(Original title:Aru Otoko ある男)
Production Year
2022
Release Date
November 18, 2022
Running Time
121min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Satoshi TSUMABUKI 妻夫木 聡 (Traces of Sin, Judge!)
Sakura ANDO 安藤サクラ (Shoplifters, 100 Yen Love)
Masataka KUBOTA 窪田正孝 (“Tokyo Ghoul” series, First Love)
Nana SEINO 清野菜名 (Whisper of the Heart, Tokyo Tribe)

The latest film from upcoming director Kei ISHIKAWA (Traces of Sin, 2017 Orizzonti section at Venice International Film Festival) starring Satoshi TSUMABUKI (Traces of Sin) and Sakura ANDO (Shoplifters).

©Aoi Hiiragi / SHUEISHA Inc. ©2022 "Whisper of the Heart" Film Partners

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WHISPER OF THE HEART

(Original title:Mimi wo Sumaseba 耳をすませば)
Production Year
2022
Release Date
October 14, 2022
Running Time
114min.
Genre
/ /
Director
Cast
Nana SEINO 清野菜名 (Tokyo Tribe, After the Rain)
Tori MATSUZAKA 松坂桃李 (Call Boy, The Journalist)

The masterpiece, Whisper of the Heart, made into a live-action movie! The movie illustrates the bittersweet love story with a new additional story about ten years later.

©2022 "IT’S IN THE WOODS" Film Partners

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IT’S IN THE WOODS

(Original title:'Sore' ga Iru Mori “それ”がいる森)
Production Year
2022
Release Date
September 30, 2022
Running Time
107min.
Genre
Director
Cast
Masaki AIBA 相葉雅紀 (Miracle: Devil Claus' Love and Magic)
Honoka MATSUMOTO 松本穂香 (Love Like the Falling Petals,Mio's Cookbook)
Noriko EGUCHI 江口のりこ (Stigmatized Properties,Just Only Love)

A next-generation horror film by the master of Japanese horror, Hideo Nakata, who brought us countless hits such as The Ring, the quintessential J-horror film that saw a remake in Hollywood, and Stigmatized Properties, the number one box office horror hit of the 2000s in Japan. Set in an actual forest said to be rife with supernatural phenomena, this next-gen horror film is based on witness accounts of people who saw “It” and the protagonists’ encounter with the mysterious “It.” Come see with your own eyes what “It” is!

©2023 "WE'RE BROKE, MY LORD!" Film Partners

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WE’RE BROKE, MYLORD!

(Original title:DAIMYO TOUSAN 大名倒産)
Production Year
2023
Release Date
June 23, 2023
Running Time
120min.
Genre
/ /
Director
Cast
yunosuke KAMIKI 神木隆之介 (“The Kirishima Thing”, “Your Name” (voice))
Hana SUGISAKI 杉咲花 (“Blade of the Immortal”, “Her Love Boils Bathwater”)
Kenichi MATSUYAMA 松山ケンイチ ("Death Note", “GANTZ” series)

Best-selling author Jiro ASADA’s seminal historical fiction novel is finally coming to theaters!
A man suddenly becomes the head of a domain, only to discover a debt of 10 billion yen?!
Money has been intertwined with people’s lives throughout the ages, and this is no exception in this amusing and exciting story about how a man caught up in trouble and his friends fight to turn their life around!

©2023 "MOM, IS THAT YOU?!" Film Partners

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MOM, IS THAT YOU?!

(Original title:Konnichiwa, Kaasan こんにちは、母さん)
Production Year
2023
Release Date
September 1, 2023
Running Time
110min.
Genre
/
Director
Cast
Sayuri YOSHINAGA 吉永小百合(”About Her Brother”, “KABEI: Our Mother”)
Yo OIZUMI 大泉洋 (“I Am A Hero”, “A Banana? At This Time of Night?”)

A touching story about a mother’s undying love that stands the test of time.

LIBRARY TITLES

©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
117min.
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.

RETROSPECTIVE @Berlinare2023

©1960/2014 Shochiku Co., Ltd.

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CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH

(Original title:Seishun Zankoku Monogatari 青春残酷物語)
Production Year
1960
Running Time
92min
Genre
/
Director
Cast

Nagisa OSHIMA’s shocking tale of youthful delinquency in post Hiroshima. The film has been digitally restored in 4K.

Screening at Berlinare
Feb. 20 (Mon) 13:30~@Cubix 6
Feb. 24 (Fri) 22:00~@Cubix 3

CLASSIC TITLES

A HEN IN THE WIND

(Original title:Kaze no Naka no Mendori 風の中の牝雞)
Production Year
1948
Running Time
84min.
Genre
Director
Cast
Shuji SANO
Kinuyo TANAKA
Chieko MURATA
Chishu RYU
Takeshi SAKAMOTO

DRAGNET GIRL

(Original title:Hijosen no Onna 非常線の女)
Production Year
1933
Running Time
100min.
Genre
Director
Cast
Kinuyo TANAKA
Joji OKA
Sumiko MIZUKUBO
Hideo MITSUI
Yumeko AIZOME


PALE FLOWER

(Original title:Kawaita Hana 乾いた花)
Production Year
1964
Running Time
96min.
Genre
/ /
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.

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