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2006

Kiraware Matsuko no Issho

memories of MATSUKO

嫌われ松子の一生

(c) 2006 "Memories of Matsuko" Production Committee

(c) 2006 "Memories of Matsuko" Production Committee

(c) 2006 "Memories of Matsuko" Production Committee

(c) 2006 "Memories of Matsuko" Production Committee

Release Date
May, 27th, 2006
Running Time
130 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Amuse Soft, TBS, S・D・P, GENTOSHA, TOHO, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, TOKYO FM, PARCO, HORIPRO, Warner Music Japan, Suplex

[ Story ]

A film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same title by Yamada Muneki, directed by Nakashiima Tetsuya of Kamikaze Girls (Shimotsuma Monogatari). Racing through her roller-coaster way of life, the story dramatically portrays a woman who believes in happiness with the person she loves. Matsuko's wretched life is told in a style of a musical with songs. A fantastic world has been created, making full use of pop costumes and over 400 cuts of CG and animation.
Kawajiri Matsuko (Nakatani Miki) is a single woman who was born in Onoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture in 1947 and dreams of being married to someone she loves. She stays on an elite course, but because she is fired as a teacher, her life starts going downhill. Matsuko dreams of a happy life with a man, but in reality, she always ends up being betrayed. Her live-in partner commits suicide; she gets ditched by her adulterous partner; and she ends up being sent to prison for killing her pimp. And yet Matsuko keeps on dreaming of happiness with someone she loves. Her humble wish does not come true, however, as her life comes to an abrupt end when she is murdered.

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2006
Pusan International Film Festival 2006
Hawaii International Film Festival 2006
JAPAN ACADEMY PRIZE 2006 - Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

[ 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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