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  • Star Watching Dog
    星守る犬

    . 2011│128’│35mm│Color

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    A warming story on the bonds between a middle-aged man and a dog
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    Directed by: Tomoyuki Takimoto ………………………….Cinematography by: Takeshi Hamada
    Based on Manga by: Takashi Murakami………………….Screenplay by: Hiroshi Hashimoto
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    [Cast]
    Toshiyuki Nishida as Dad……………………………………..Tetsuji Tamayama as Kyosuke Okutsu
    Umika Kawashima as Yuki Kawamura

    © 2011 TOHO CO., LTD. / DENTSU INC. / KDDI / Futabasha Publishers Ltd. / Yahoo Japan Corporation /Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. / NIPPON SHUPPAN HANBAI INC.

    [Synopsis, Notes]
    Based on a popular Manga by Takashi Murakami, which draws tears from adults, a human drama is made into a live-action film adding an original setting. The story depicts the deep bonds between a middle-aged man and a dog, referring to social issues such as restructuring, divorce in old ages, dying alone and so on.

    Unidentified dead bodies of a middle-aged man and a dog are discovered in a van which was left in the mountains in Hokkaido. Kyosuke (Tetsuji Tamayama), an officer of the city’s social welfare department, follows the man and dog’s footsteps with Yuki (Umika Kawashima) whom he met by chance…

    [Film Festivals, Awards] 2011 – 16th Busan International Film Festival: Open Cinema

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    Screenings: Hanoi: 14.11., 19:30 / 17.11., 10:00 / 23.11., 16:40 Danang: 7.12., 19:30

    Ba Ria: 14.12., 19:30