Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nakadai Tatsuya, Abe Hiroshi & Kuroki Haru to star in new movie "Umibe no Lear"

Nakadai Tatsuya, Abe Hiroshi, Kuroki Haru, Harada Mieko and Kobayashi Kaoru will be appearing in the new movie "Umibe no Lear" (Lear of the beach) which will be shown in cinemas from 3 June. The film which was filmed in Ishikawa Prefecture against the backdrop of the blue sea and beige beach, focuses on the state of families these days including the problems such as the child who isn't loved by the parent, the child who betrays the parent, a couple drifting apart and how the family grapples with the issue of parents getting on age.

The movie features Nakadai as Kuwahata Chokichi who used to be a famous actor but is suspected to be suffering from dementia now. He is betrayed by his elder daughter Yukiko (Harada), her husband-cum-his-former-disciple Ikuo (Abe) and Yukiko's lover, a mysterious driver (Kobayashi) and gets sent to a high-class old folks' home. One day, Choukichi runs away from the home and wanders to the beach where he meets his younger daughter Nobuko (Kuroki) who he had with his lover. Although he had thrown Nobuko out in the past, he begins to imagine seeing her as the image of Cordelia who is the beloved daughter of King Lear after talking to her. Once his past memories come back to him gradually, Choukichi also heads towards the world of insanity.

Source: Sanspo

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