Villain

Film Intro
Villain
Film Info
Original Title: 
Akunin
Country: 
Japan
Year of Production: 
2010
Rating: 
15
Genre: 
Drama
Running Time: 
140 mins
Original Language: 
Japanese

Summary

Villain
Dir: 
Lee Sang-il
Writer: 
Shuichi Yoshida, Lee Sang-il
Cast: 
Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu, Masaki Okada, Hikari Mitsushima, Kirin Kiki
Synopsis: 

BASED ON THE AWARD WINNING NOVEL BY SHUICHI YOSHIDA
TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH AND OUT IN PAPERBACK ON AUGUST 18TH, 2011 FROM RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING

Yuichi (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is a construction worker who has lived his entire life in a dreary fishing village. With no girlfriend or friends, he spends his days working and looking after his grandparents, with no enjoyment in life other than his car. Meanwhile, Mitsuyo (Eri Fukatsu) also lives a monotonous life pacing between the men’s clothing store where she works and the apartment where she lives with her sister. When the two lonely souls meet using an online dating site, they immediately fall in love with each other. But there’s a secret Yuichi had been keeping from Mitsuyo: Yuichi is the one suspected of killing the woman whose body was found at Mitsue Pass only a few days before...

As Yuichi and his new lover try to elude the police, the events that led up to the murder and its aftermath are revealed. We learn the stories of the victim, the murderer, and their families - stories of loneliness, love hotels, violence and desperation, exposing the inner lives of men and woman who are not everything they appear to be.

Who is the true “villain” here?

Date of Domestic Cinema Release: 
August 19th, 2011
Crew
Producer: 
Tomoyo Nihira, Genki Kawamura
Executive Producer: 
Naoki Kitagawa, Yoshitaka Hori, Takahisa Miyaji, Yoshishige Shimatani, Yo Hattori, Tomoko Machida, Kazumoto Uruma, Tatsuro Hatanaka, Toshitake Amamiya, Hiroaki Kitano, Toshiyasu Omiya
Co-Executive Producer: 
Minami Ichikawa, Yasuhiro Tsukada
Line Producer: 
Yoshihiro Suzuki
Editor: 
Tsuyoshi Imai
Assistant Director: 
Shinji Kuma
Art Director: 
Ryo Sugimoto
Production Manager: 
Yuko Maemura
Production Designer: 
Yohei Taneda
Production Company: 
TOHO CO.,LTD., AMUSE INC
Cinematography: 
Norimichi Kasamatsu
Music: 
Masao Iwase, Toshihiro Sugita
Lighting: 
Kazuhiro Iwashita
Make-up: 
Kyoko Toyokawa
Costume Design: 
Kumiko Ogawa
DVD Info
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DVD Release Date: 
December 5th, 2011
DVD Specifications: 
5.1 Surround Sound, Anamorphic Widescreen with Removable English Subtitles
DVD Bonus Features: 
1 Hour Long 'Making Of', Interview with Satoshi Tsumabuki and Lee Sang-Il, Theatrical Trailer
Recognition
Awards: 
Best Actress - Montreal Film Festival, Best Japanese Film of 2010 - Kinema Junpo, Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Music - Japanese Academy Awards
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