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2010

KAIDAN HORROR CLASSICS / 妖しき文豪怪談

Hazakura to Mateki

The Whistler

葉桜と魔笛

(c)NHK 2010

(c)NHK 2010

Release Date
August, 20th, 2011
Running Time
36 min
Genre
Feature , Series
Color
Color
Screening Format
HDCAM
Screen Size
HD (16:9)
Subtitle
English

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

NHK ENTERPRISES, KAIJYU THEATER

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

NHK ENTERPRISES

[ Story ]

An installment in a series in which four internationally-renowned directors use dramatic and documentary-style approaches in adapting supernaturally-themed works by famous figures from Japanese literary history. Director Tsukamoto Shinya, whose {Tetsuo: The Iron Man} and numerous other works have been highly acclaimed at film festivals overseas, delves into the ghostly oeuvre of author Dazai Osamu. Yuko (Kawai Aoba), who cares for her younger sister Itsue (Tokunaga Eri) who has become bedridden due to illness, secretly reads a bundle of love letters addressed to her. When Yoko realizes that they suddenly stopped arriving at a certain point, she begins to write new ones to Itsue, imitating the sender's handwriting.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.nhk-ep.co.jp/kaidan/

[ Contact (International) ]

NHK ENTERPRISES, INC.
International Business Department

3F, NR Bldg, Kamiyama-cho 5-5, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0047
Rep: SATO Toshimi (President)
tel: +81-3-5453-5260
fax: +81-3-5453-5190
E-mail: screenings@nhk-ep.co.jp
http://www.nhk-ep.co.jp/en/index.html

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