Read about Okada Masaki and Eikura Nana starring together in a film a while back but wasn’t able to blog about it. I mean, how couldn’t I blog about it? Two of my favorite Japanese people together in a movie? That’s just more than I could ask for.
Okada Masaki and Eikura Nana stars in Zeze Takahisa’s film, Antoki no Inochi, which is based on a novel by singer Sada Masashi.
The story revolves around Nagashima Kyohei (Okada), who works for a small company whose job is to look through, sort and dispose articles of the deceased. He meets Kubota Yuki (Eikura), who helps him with his work. Nagashima, who locked up his heart due to an incident during his high school days, slowly opens up to her until one day he discovers her shocking past.
Aside from that, GreeeeN has lent the movie their awesomeness by letting them use one of their songs, “Koibumi ~Love Letter~” as the movie’s theme song.
Antoki no Inochi has been selected for the World Competition segment of the 35th Montreal World Film Festival, which will be held from August 18 to 28. Antoki no Inochi will premiere on August 19 and it is still being decided whether Zeze, Okada and Eikura will be attending the screening.
“Antoki no Inochi” opens in theaters in Japan on November 19, 2011.
credits to tokyohive and tokyograph