SHIPPU RONDO Info, Trailer and Photos from Toei
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: shippu-rondo-movie.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Toei has provided information, high-res photos and a trailer from their new action-comedy, SHIPPU RONDO (疾風ロンド), which opens in Japanese cinemas on November 26th.
SHIPPU RONDO is based on the 2013 best-seller of the same name by mystery novelist Keisuke Higashino. The film stars Hiroshi Abe (GODZILLA 2000, TRICK: THE MOVIE, HAPPILY EVER AFTER), who won awards for his performance in THERMAE ROMAE (テルマエ・ロマエ, Terumae Romae, 2012).
A top-secret, biological weapon, K-55, is stolen from a university lab. The lab director receives an anonymous email stating: “I hold the entire nation hostage. My ransom is 300,000,000 yen.” The police are not an option, and the time limit is 4 days.
Out of the blue, Kazuyuki Kuribayashi (Hiroshi Abe), a lackluster lab researcher finds himself front and center of the crisis. It is up to him to locate the hidden weapon, but he has no clue where to begin. And then the phone rings. The perpetrator of the threat is found… dead!
Now it’s a rush to stave off a major national disaster, as the seconds tick away. And just when it seems that all is lost, a clue is revealed among the criminal’s personal effects that points north… to Japan’s largest ski resort. Resting squarely on the shoulders of a slightly incompetent, middle-aged lab rat who can’t ski is the future of the nation!
Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, November 26, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 109 Minutes
Kazuyuki Kuribayashi: Hiroshi Abe
Shohei Nezu: Tadayoshi Okura
Chiaki Seri: Yuko Oshima
Haruo Wada: Tsuyoshi Muro
Manami Origuchi: Keiko Horiuchi
Katsuya Kuzuhara: Shigeyuki Totsugi
Hideto Kuribayashi: Tatsuomi Hamada
Seiya Takano: Jun Shison
Receptionist: Toru Nomaguchi
Yumiko Takano: Yumi Asou
police officer: Katsuhisa Namase
Yuki Takano: Ayumu Mochizuki
Kenta Kawabata: Oshiro Maeda
Ikumi Yamasaki: Sayu Kubota
Kazushige Watanabe: Keisuke Horibe
Clerk: Yasuhi Nakamura
Foreman: Yoji Tanaka
Driver: Daikichi Sugawara
Masaomi Togo: Akira Emoto
Director: Teruyuki Yoshida
Original Story: Shippu Rondo by Keigo Higashino (Published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd.)
Screenplay: Bakushino Hasebe, Teruyuki Yoshida
Executive Producer: Keiichi Shigematsu
Producers: Kazuma Kuryu, Takako Oki
Associate Producer: Madoka Hosoya
Line Producer: Takahiro Ishikawa
Cinematographer: Akira Sako
Lighting: Hiroyuki Kase
VFX Supervisor: Masaaki Kamada
Sound Effect: Masaya Kitada
Music: Yasuhiro Misawa
Theme Song: “Fukiarena Sai” by B’z
Production: “Shippu Rondo” Production Committee (Toei, Kansai Telecasting, Kinoshita Group, Toei Video, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, Hakuhodo, Cygames, Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Asahi Shimbun, JTB Communication Design)
Theatrical Distribution: Toei Co., Ltd.
World Sales: Toei
© 2016 “Shippu Rondo” Production Committee
About Toei Company, Ltd.
Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and distributing films, but is also one of the major exhibitors in Japan. The company owns two film studios located in Tokyo and Kyoto. The films produced cover wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.