Memories of Matsuko

Film Intro
Memories of Matsuko
Film Info
Original Title: 
Kiraware Matsuko no isshô
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2006
Rating: 
15
Genre: 
Drama, Fairytale, Musical
Running Time: 
130 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Memories of Matsuko
Dir: 
Tetsuya Nakashima
Writer: 
Tetsuya Nakashima
Cast: 
Miki Nakatani, Eita, Yusuke Iseya, Teruyuki Kagawa, YosiYosi Arakawa
Synopsis: 

When a bored college student learns that a long lost aunt has been found dead in a park, he begins piecing together her life to see if it had any value. What he finds is a revelation. Talented film director, Tetsuya Nakashima ("Kamikaze Girls" 04), wield a host of cinematic tools to make "Memories of MATSUKO" a memorably entertaining and emotionally powerful "fairytale tragedy," weaving together realistic human drama with offbeat comedy and spectacular (Bob Fosse-like) production numbers to tell the heartbreaking story of Matsuko Kawajiri, a starry-eyed woman who spends her entire life serching for a worthy "prince" capable of returning her limitless love. Versatile actress, Miki Nakatani, renders a virtuosic performance in the lead role of Matsuko.

Crew
Producer: 
Yuji Ishida, Hidemi Satani
Executive Producer: 
Masayuki Miyashita, Kunikatsu Kondo
Editor: 
Yoshiyuki Koike
Production Designer: 
Towako Kuwashima
Cinematography: 
Masakazu Ato
Music: 
Gabriele Roberto
Lighting: 
Taro Kimura
Make-up: 
Mitsue Sato
Presented in Association with: 
TBS, Toho
Blu-ray Disc Info
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BD Release Date: 
14th Feb 2011
BD Specifications: 
anamorphic widescreen, removable english subtitles, 5.1 surround sound
BD Bonus Features: 
30 minute "Making of", Storyboard to Film comparison, Interview with music composer Gabriele Roberto, theatrical trailer, trailers of other Third Window Films titles
DVD Info
Memories of Matsuko DVD Cover
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DVD Release Date: 
12th Jan 2009
DVD Specifications: 
5.1 sound
DVD Bonus Features: 
30 minute "Making of", film to storyboard comparison, trailers of other Third Window Films titles
Recognition
Awards: 
Asian Film Awards - Won Best Actress, Nominated Best Production Designer, Best Visual Effects, Awards of the Japanese Academy - Won Best Actress, Best Music, Best Editing; Nominated Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Lighting, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Fant-Asia Film Festival - Won Best Asian Film, Hochi Film Awards - Won Best Actress, Japanese Professional Movie Awards - Won Best Actress, Kinema Junpo Awards - Won Best Actress, Mainichi Film Concours - Won Best Actress, Best Editor
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