- Release Date
- May, 16th, 2015
- Running Time
- 143 min
- Screening Format
- Screening Format with Subtitles
- English (DCP, HDCAM)
[ Directed by ]
[ Produced by ]
[ Cast ]
[ Staff ]
- INOUE Hisashi ── Original Story
- HARADA Masato ── Screenplay
- SHIBANUSHI Takahide ── Cinematography
- HARADA Tetsuo ── Production Design
- FUUKI Harumi ── Music
[ Production Company ]
"KAKEKOMI" Film Partners.
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Story ]
A warm-hearted period film based on "Tokeiji Hanadayori," a novel by playwright Inoue Hisashi. Set at an actual "divorce temple" in Kamakura, it follows the efforts of a male protagonist who assists a group of women attempting to exit their marriages and make a new start in life. Its director is Harada Masato (Chronicle of My Mother).
In 1841, novice doctor and playwright Shinjiro (Oizumi Yo) lives rent-free at an inn that takes in women seeking divorces. One day, two women run into his life: Jogo (Toda Erika), a foundry worker with burns on her face, and Ogin (Mitsushima Hikari), a courtesan with an injured leg.
[ Official Site ]
[ Film Festivals, Awards ]
2015 Shanghai International Film Festival
2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco
2015 Toronto Japanese Film Festival, Special Mention
2015 Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan Now (Director in Focus: Masato Harada)
[ Contact (International) ]
SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
International Sales & Licensing
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