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The Tale of Nishino

Original Title:
ニシノユキヒコの恋と冒険
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Introduction

Starring Yutaka Takenouchi and featuring a fabulous cast of actresses!

A gem of a romantic comedy-drama featuring fine performances by a miraculous cast, brought to you by filmmaker Nami Iguchi of “Sex is No Laughing Matter” based on the collection of short stories by Hiromi Kawakami, winner of the Akutagawa Prize!

“Sex is No Laughing Matter” (2008) became a sleeper hit through word-of-mouth after first being released as an art house film, garnering overwhelming support from female audiences. Five years later, the long-awaited new film by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Nami Iguchi is finally in production.
Her latest film is based on the collection of short stories Nishino Yukihiko no Koi to Boken ("The romances and adventures of Yukihiko Nishino" published by Shinchosha) by Hiromi Kawakami, winner of the 115th Akutagawa Prize and various other literary awards in Japan. Yukihiko Nishino, a man who wandered through this incessant world in search of true love, is the protagonist of this outstanding collection of related short stories. The stories depict the romances and sad course of Yukihiko Nishino's life from the viewpoints of the various women who were romantically involved with him. He is good-looking, competent at his job, great in bed, unconditionally kind to women, and never learns from his experiences with them. He is extraordinarily popular with the ladies but in the end they always leave him. The way Nishino chooses to live leaves a lingering pang of sadness in our hearts.
Yutaka Takenouchi stars as Yukihiko Nishino. With his sharply handsome features and skilled acting that won him the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor for Taiheiyou no kiseki: Fokkusu to yobareta otoko ('11), he gives such a convincing performance as "Yukihiko Nishino" that no other actor could be considered for the role. This film has captured a magnetic new side of the popular actor that nobody has previously seen.

Story

Good-looking, competent at his job, and unconditionally kind to women. Yukihiko Nishino was a man who never learned from his romantic experiences and continued to seek love. Nishino was always surrounded by attractive women. And although he fulfilled their desires and spent time with them fleetingly, in the end they always left him. From the reminiscences of the various women around him, Yukihiko Nishino's life filled with beauty and pain comes to light, the life of a man who wandered through his existence in search of true love.

Data

Original Story
Hiromi Kawakami
Director
Nami Iguchi
Screenplay
Nami Iguchi
Producer
Koji Higashi
Takako Oki
Naoko Watanabe
Maki Uemura
Cast
Yutaka Takenouchi
Machiko Ono
Cinematography
Akihiko Suzuki
Sound Recording
Shinya Takata
Editor
Nami Iguchi
Release Date in Japan
2014.2.8
Runtime
122min.
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