Part of the 2019 season: People Still Call It Love


Director Naoto Kumazawa

Cast: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Tôri Matsuzaka

©Mahokaru Numata / Futabasha ©2017 “Yurigokoro” Film Partners


UK Premiere

Everything seems perfect in the life of aspiring restaurateur, Ryosuke (Tôri Matsuzaka); his business is thriving and he is about to be married to his beautiful fiancée. Yet, his existence begins to unravel when his father is diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. While going through his father’s belongings, Ryosuke discovers a diary and within its pages he reads a seemingly incriminating entry: “Without remorse, I take a life…” Is the passage a fictional account or the biographical memoir of a murderer? His world upended, it seems like things can’t get much worse for Ryosuke – just then, his fiancée vanishes.

With a stellar cast, this devastating love story is an adaptation of Mahokaru Numata’s mystery novel, Nan-Core, which sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.

沼田まほかるの同名ミステリーを映画化。ユリゴコロとは、人が生きていく上で欠かせない、誰もが持つ「心の拠りどころ」のこと。美紗子にとって、それは死を味わうことでしか感じられなかった。そんな美紗子の手記を偶然発見した亮介は、避けることのできない運命に翻弄されていく。(Japanese synopsis by Eikoku News Digest)

2017/128 min/English Subtitles

Past screenings