Hello everyone, welcome to the last trailer post of 2018!
I hope everyone is having a great holiday period or are about to have one!
My Christmas was okay. Quiet. I didn’t watch many films but I did practice a lot of Japanese and mastered some difficult kanji which I can write from memory!
We are coming up to the new year and so people in Japan are preparing for Hatsumode and people in the west, well, we’re preparing for parties. Now is a time for reflection, a time to put negative things away and to make the promise to do better. Life is a learning experience and the important thing to remember is to keep trying to be better. In my case, braver and kinder and more organised so I can learn and understand much more.
In terms of film posts, just one this week: Love and Peace (2015) which is the ultimate Christmas movie. Expect more to come before the year is out.
What is released this weekend in Japan? Just one film but next weekend has a lot more! What is the film???
こんな夜更けにバナナかよ 愛しき実話 「Konna Yofuke ni Banana kayo: Kanashiki Jitsuwa」
Running Time: 120 mins.
Release Date: December 28, 2018
Director: Tetsu Maeda
Writer: Hiroshi Hashimoto (Screenplay), Kazufumi Watanabe (Original Novel),
Starring: Yo Oizumi, Mitsuki Takahata, Haruma Miura, Masato Hagiwara, Makiko Watanabe, Koichi Sato, Mieko Harada, Shohei Uno, Hanae Kan,
This is based on a true story that took place in lead actor Yo Oizumi’s home town. He’s a good actor who does every-man and comic roles well. This one seems like a combination of the two as he takes on a person with muscular dystrophy who has a different sense of humour who just wants to be normal. Expect pathos after the laughter. He is partnered with two good actors, Haruma Miura (Tokyo Koen), Mitsuki Takahata (Japanese Girls Never Die), Makiko Watanabe (Love Exposure), Koichi Sato (Starfish Hotel) and Hanae Kan (Yamato California).
Synopsis: Yasuaki Kano (Yo Oizumi) a man with muscular dystrophy. He has had it since the age of 12 but that doesn’t stop him trying to live life to the fullest including being mischievous in ways from an eccentric sense of humour to escaping the hospital. It’s totally in character for him to say he wants to eat a banana late at night.
He meets Hisashi Tanaka (Haruma Miura), a medical student doing volunteer work at his hospital. Hisashi kind of likes him but when Yasuaki develops a crush on Hisashi’s girlfriend Misaki Ando (Mitsuki Takahata) Hisashi finds himself in a bind..