The first trailer post for December is a continuation of my breaking the weekend releases into two posts because there are usually a lot of releases for readers to wade through. I would normally chuck every trailer into a single post and hope that the big titles draw visitors in and they take note of some of the documentaries and smaller, more obscure projects. Perhaps I’ll start highlighting the more interesting films from the weekend on the Friday and the rest on the Saturday or maybe vice versa. Just like previous weeks my translations remain sketchy. Fortunately info on these releases was easy to find and I have provided website links. Enjoy.
Japanese: 利休 に たずねよ
Romaji: Rikyuu ni Tazuneyo
Running Time: 123 mins.
Release Date: December 07th, 2013
Director: Mitsutoshi Tanaka
Writer: Kenichi Yamamoto (Novel)
Starring: Ebizo Ichikawa, Nao Omori, Miki Nakatani, Yusuke Iseya, Riko Narumi, Danjuro Ichikawa, Clara, Seiji Fukushi, Tomoka Kurotani, Rei Dan, Akira Emoto
Ask This of Rikyu is a historical drama set in the 16th Century and is about a man named Sen no Rikyu (Ichikawa) who grew from being the son of a fish shop owner to a master of the Japanese tea ceremony thanks to his studies. He comes to the attention of the most powerful man of the period, Hideyoshi Toyotomi who, due to circumstances, asks him to commit seppuku.