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2009

Kazega tsuyoku fuiteiru

Feel the Wind

風が強く吹いている

(c)2009 Feel the Wind Film Partners 

(c)2009 Feel the Wind Film Partners 

(c)2009 Feel the Wind Film Partners 

(c)2009 Feel the Wind Film Partners 

Release Date
October, 31st, 2009
Running Time
133 min
Genre
Drama , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby Digital

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Feel the Wind Film Partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

Based on the work of the same title by Naoki Prize winning novelist Miura Shion, this film portrays a makeshift group of ten athletes from a fledgling track club as they aim for the Hakone Ekiden (relay marathon)—a dream event for long-distance student runners. Screenwriter Omori Sumio, making his debut, managed to successfully portray the intensity of this event—from the fierce sectional race to the seed rights competition to the sudden illnesses—within a compact 2 hours 13 minutes. Actual live footage from the race add to a sense of authenticity, already derived from the sweat and tears of the cast.
Kakeru (Hayashi Kento), a super talented runner in high school who nevertheless quit the sports world to attend the up-and-coming Kansei University, finds himself being manipulated by the school running captain, fourth year student Haiji (Koide Keisuke), to move into the dormitory for the members of the running team. Already living there are such characters as manga freak Prince (Nakamura Yuichi), Musa (Dante Carver) who is an African exchange student with no experience in track and field, and chain-smoker Nico-chan (Kawamura Yosuke), who failed a year of school. Although they are all amateur runners who are only living there due to affordable housing, Haiji plans to enroll them in the Hakone Ekiden.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.kaze-movie.com/

[ Premiere ]

World Premiere: Tokyo International Film Festival 2009

[ Contact (International) ]

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
13F, Togeki Bldg., 4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8422
Attn: SATO Kiwamu
tel: +81-3-5550-1623
fax: +81-3-5550-1654
E-mail: ibd@shochiku.co.jp
http://www.shochikufilms.com

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