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2008

Ikigami

IKIGAMI: The Ultimate Limit

イキガミ

(c)2008 Mase Motoro "IKIGAMI : The Ultimate Limit" Production Committee

(c)2008 Mase Motoro "IKIGAMI : The Ultimate Limit" Production Committee

(c)2008 Mase Motoro "IKIGAMI : The Ultimate Limit" Production Committee

(c)2008 Mase Motoro "IKIGAMI : The Ultimate Limit" Production Committee

Release Date
September, 27th, 2008
Running Time
131 min
Genre
Drama , Mystery , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby SR

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Production Committee

[ Story ]

Based on a hugely popular manga which sold over 1 million copies (in total for a 4-volume book). It struck a chord among people who don't usually read manga as well as women. 53 companies scrambled over the movie rights for this adaptation.
One in a thousand youths is forced to die by the government as the "foundation of prosperity". Fujimoto Kengo (Matsuda Shota) is a civil servant who works at the Ministry of Welfare and Health. His job is to deliver an advance notice of death, an "ikigami", which is issued by the government. Tanabe Tsubasa (Kanai Yuta) has been performing as a street musician, and has just made a major-label debut. Takizawa Kazuko (Fubuki Jun), a female member of the Diet, uses her son, Naoki (Sano Kazuma), to further her election campaign when an "ikigami" arrives for him. Out of hatred of his mother, Naoki uses his remaining time to take revenge on her. Iizuka Satoshi (Yamada Takayuki) is involved in blackmail in order to support his life with his blind sister. When he receives the notice he makes arrangements to have his corneas transplanted to his sister. Witnessing the last sparks of these three people's lives, Fujimoto feels troubled with internal conflicts.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.ikigami-movie.jp/index_pc.html

[ Contact (International) ]

TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.)
International Distribution Department, Media Business Division

17F, 5-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8006
Attn: International Movie Sales
tel: +81 3 5571 3085
fax: +81 3 3505 1584
http://www.tbscontents.com

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