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INTO THE WHITE NIGHT
Official Website: http://byakuyako.gaga.ne.jp/
Based on the best selling novel by Japan's most famous writer Keigo Higashino, the film is about a mystery that all started with a murder of a pawnshop owner, and the lives the daughter of the suspect and the victim's son have chosen to take afterwards. Directed by uprising young yet acclaimed director Yoshihiro Fukagawa, the film stars Maki Horikita from "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" (2010) as the beautiful daughter of the suspect, and Kengo Kora of "Solanin" (2010) as the son of the victim, supported by a veteran actor Eiichiro Funakoshi from "Accidental Kidnapper" (2010) as the unrelenting detective.
A pawnshop owner was killed in a ruined building. Though no critical evidence was found, the case was closed when a suspect committed suicide. But detective Sasagaki is not convinced out of his professionally trained hunch. Little Yukiho, the beautiful daughter of the suspect, and Ryouji, the son of the victim with pensive eyes, somehow linger in Sasagaki's head. Later, mysterious incidents occur one after another around grown Yukiho. With the assiduous investigation of Sasagaki, a surprising connection between Yukiho, Ryouji and the incidents gets revealed at last...
Born in 1976. He received awards at Pia Film Festival two years in a row with "Giant Crybaby" (1999) and "Bicycles and High Heels" (2000). His directorial debut for theatrical feature was "When the Show Tent Came to My Town" (2005) which was showcased in Japanese Eye at Tokyo International Film Festival, followed by "Peeping Tom" (2007) in the same section. With the big success of "Dear My Love" (2009), he became one of the most wanted directors in Japan since then. In 2011, "Kamisama no Karte" will be wide-released.
Director Yoshihiro Fukagawa "Dear My Love" (2009) "Peeping Tom" (2005)
Original Novel by Keigo Higashino: "Suspect X" (2008) "The Letter" (2006)
Screenplay by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Shingo Irie, Akari Yamamoto
Maki Horikita "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" (2010) "One Missed Call Final" (2006) Kengo Kora "Norwegian Wood" (2010) "Solanin" (2010) "Snakes and Earrings" (2008)
Eiichiro Funakoshi "Accidental Kidnapper" (2010) "A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies" (2007)
Release in Japan: 29 January, 2011
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