RAGE Press Notes and High-Res Images from Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: ikari-movie.com (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
How well must you know someone to have trust?
Three couples touched by a horrible murder learn that beyond trust, there lies anger.
Toho has provided press notes and high-res images from their new crime drama, RAGE (怒り, Ikari). The movie will have its world premiere this week at the Toronto International Film Festival.
RAGE promises to showcase Lee’s pluckiness and talent for distilling great realism from characters in emotionally-heightened circumstances. The treatment of three different relationships and multiple protagonists all struggling for a place to direct their emotions is quite fluent but unpredictable.
A master at telling moving stories that penetrate deeply into contemporary society, Lee sways people’s hearts and cinematic lore with an enormous cast of actors who also have international reputations such as Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe (THE LAST SAMURAI, INCEPTION, GODZILLA), Mirai Moriyama (LOVE STRIKES!, ALWAYS- SUNSET ON 3RD STREET- 3, PENANCE), Kenichi Matsuyama (DEATH NOTE series, NORWEGIAN WOOD, GANTZ), Go Ayano (RUROUNI KENSHIN, GATCHAMAN, THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE), Suzu Hirose (OUR LITTLE SISTER, CHIHAYAFURU Part.1 / Part.2, YOUR LIE IN APRIL), Aoi Miyazaki (EUREKA, NANA, WOLF CHILDREN) and Satoshi Tsumabuki (THE KIYOSU CONFERENCE, JUDGE!, THE ASSASSIN).
Did you kill someone?
In a quiet residential town in Tokyo’s Hachioji city, the brutally murdered bodies of a married couple lay lifeless in a dimly-lit room. On one wall of the room, the word “rage” has been spelled out in the crimson blood of the victims.
A year passes with very little progress made in finding the murderer. The case has preyed upon the nation’s fears, eroding people’s ability to trust. in others. These feeling have a particularly strong impact on three pairs of people who have all recently befriended someone with a mysterious past.
In a fishing village in Chiba, a father (Ken Watanabe) becomes suspicious about a young man (Kenichi Matsuyama) who is dating his daughter (Aoi Miyazaki).
In Tokyo, a businessman (Satosh Tsumabuki) starts to live with a man he met at a sauna popular with gay people.
In Okinawa, a high school girl (Suzu Hirose) who moved from Tokyo encounters a man (Mirai Moriyama) living alone on a remote island.
They all grow suspicious. And once the seeds of doubt are sown, trust fades quickly. Beyond lost trust lies rage — an emotion apt to turn violent and expose, in unforeseen ways, the mystery behind a murder.
World Premiere: Saturday, September 10, 2016 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Japanese Release Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 142 Minutes
Yohei Maki: Ken Watanabe
Shingo Tanaka: Mirai Moriyama
Tetsuya Tashiro: Kenichi Matsuyama
Naoto Onishi: Gou Ayano
Izumi Komiya: Suzu Hirose
Tatsuya Chinen: Takara Sakumoto
Detective Kunihisa Nanjo: Pierre Taki
Detective Sosuke Kitami: Takahiro Miura
Kaoru: Mitsuki Takahata
Takako Fujita: Hideko Hara
Asuka: Chizuru Ikewaki
Aiko Maki: Aoi Miyazaki
Yuma Fujita: Satoshi Tsumabuki
Director: Sang-il Lee
Original Story: Rage by Shuichi Yoshida (Published by Chuokoron-Shinsha)
Screenplay: Sang-il Lee
Executive Producer: Akihiro Yamuchi
Producers: Genki Kawamura, Shinnosuke Usui
Cinematographer: Norimichi Kasamatsu
Editor: Tsuyoshi Imai
Production Designer: Yuji Tsuzuki, Ayako Sakahara
Sound: Mitsugu Shiratori
Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Production: “RAGE” Film Partners
Distributor: Toho Co., Ltd.
World Sales: Toho Co., Ltd.
© 2016 “RAGE” Film Partners
About Toho Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of twenty-nine Godzilla motion pictures, based upon a character the company unleashed on the world back in 1954, and masterpiece films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Toho has been the number one distributor of motion pictures in Japan (both domestic and foreign) for eight consecutive years since 2003. The company is also, throughout Japan, the leading producer of theatrical works and one of the largest owners of office buildings and theaters.