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Spy no Tsuma (Wife of a Spy)

Venezia 77 Competition

Director:
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Production:
NHK (Keisuke Tsuchihashi), NHK Enterprises (Takashi Sawada), INCLINE (Satoshi Takada), C&I ENTERTAINMENT (Tamon Kondo)
Running Time:
115’
Language:
Japanese
Country:
Japan
Main Cast:
Yu Aoi, Issey Takahashi, Ryota Bando, Yuri Tsunematsu, Minosuke Hyunri, Masahiro Higashide, Takashi Sasano
Screenplay:
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Tadashi Nohara, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Cinematographer:
Tatsunosuke Sasaki
Editor:
Hidemi Lee
Production Designer:
Norifumi Ataka
Costume Designer:
Haruki Koketsu
Music:
Ryosuke Nagaoka
Sound:
Keita Yoshino
Visual Effects:
Shuji Asano
Lighting:Nakaya Kimura

SYNOPSIS

The year is 1940 in Kobe, the night before the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant, Yusaku Fukuhara, senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. He leaves his wife Satoko behind and travels to Manchuria. There, he coincidentally witnesses a barbarous act and is determined to bring it to light. He leaps into action. Meanwhile, Satoko is called on by her childhood friend and military policeman, Taiji Tsumori. He tells her that a woman her husband brought back from Manchuria has died. Satoko is torn by jealousy and confronts Yusaku. But when she discovers Yusaku’s true intentions, she does the unthinkable to ensure his safety and their happiness.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Set in a city in Japan’s rural countryside during the anxious and terrifying times of war, this film depicts a couple’s struggle to overcome distrust and stay faithful to their love for each other. This is my first film that is set in the olden times. With the historical timeline and events of the society already fixed, I pondered with great interest as I imagined how conflicted the people must have felt when they thought of what to look forward to in their future.

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Keisuke Tsuchihashi – NHK
2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku
1508001 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 3-3465-1111
tsuchihashi.k-fm@nhk.or.jp
http://www.nhk.or.jp/

PRODUCTION 2: Takashi Sawada - NHK Enterprises, Inc.
4-14 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
1500047 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 3-5478-8222
sawada-ta@nhk-ep.co.jp
https://www.nhk-ep.co.jp/

PRODUCTION 3: Satoshi Takada – INCLINE
4F, Takara Bldg.,1-26-30 Higashi, Shibuya-ku
1500011 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 3 6670 3361
international@incline.life
https://incline.life/

PRODUCTION 4: Tamon Kondo – C&I ENTERTAINMENT
4F Ichigo-Nampeidai buliding 1-10, Nampeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku,
1500036– Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 3 -6416-5970
tkondo@ci-e.co.jp
http://ci-e.co.jp/

WORLD SALES: Emico Kawai - Nikkatsu Corporation
3-28-12, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
1130033 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 356891014
international@nikkatsu.co.jp
http://intl.nikkatsu.com/

PRESS OFFICE: Nikkatsu Corporation
3-28-12, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
1130033 – Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81 356891014
international@nikkatsu.co.jp
http://intl.nikkatsu.com/


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