THE STORY OF YONOSUKE on UK Blu-ray & DVD April 14th
Winner of the 58th Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Film & Best Actor
Winner at the 68th Mainichi Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress
Listed by Eiga Geijutsu in their Top 10 Japanese Films of 2013
On April 14th, Third Window Films will release THE STORY OF YONOSUKE (横道世之介, Yokomichi Yonosuke, 2013) on Blu-Ray and DVD in the United Kingdom. Based on a novel by multi-award-winning author Shuichi Yoshida (Villain, Parade), this bittersweet film is the latest offering from the director of THE WOODSMAN & THE RAIN and stars Kengo Kora (NORWEGIAN WOOD, FISH STORY) & Yuriko Yoshitaka (GANTZ, ROBO-G).
Yonosuke is a typical Japanese on-screen hero: socially awkward, childish and naive, but always cheerful and charming. We meet him in 1987, when he moves from Nagasaki to Tokyo at the height of the city’s economic boom. The eighteen-year-old quickly finds himself out of step with his more worldly counterparts at university. Despite showing little talent, Yonosuke joins the samba club and takes to dancing with wild abandon. Soon after, Yonosuke meets Shoko, an eccentric rich girl who shows interest in him. But Yonosuke is infatuated with a mysterious older woman named Chiharu.
Juxtaposed against Yonosuke’s life are his friends sixteen years later. However, missing is the affable Yonosuke, who is said to have become a cameraman after college. Little do they know of the selfless tragedy that has befallen their “ordinary” friend.
Release Date: April 14, 2014
Running Time: 160 Minutes
Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
Japanese 5.1 Surround Sound
Removable English Subtitles
Region: 2, PAL
About Third Window Films
The Third Window Films brand was born in 2005 when its film-loving founders grew bored of the stream of worn-out shock horror vehicles from the Far East.
Third Window Films works hard to bring you the wonderful world beyond long-haired ghost films and mindless Hollywood action copies, sourcing the finest works in new Far Eastern cinema. We strive to represent a rich variety of film genres, be they dramas, comedies, political satires, action or anything else in between. Expect everything from the unknown and cult to the off-beat and even the occasional mainstream masterpiece… or expect nothing but quality Asian cinema!
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