THE CRIMES THAT BIND Info and High-Res Photos from Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd.
Official Site: inorinomaku-movie.jp (Japan)
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Toho Co., Ltd. has provided information and high-res photos from THE CRIMES THAT BIND (祈りの幕が下りる時, Inori no Maku ga Orirutoki), opening in Japan on January 27, 2018.
Based on the novel of the same name by author Keigo Higashino, THE CRIMES THAT BIND is reportedly the final chapter in Higashino’s best-selling ‘Detective Kyoichiro Kaga’ series. TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television) has adapted the stories in the television series NEWCOMER (新参者, Shinzanmono, 2010), TV movie AKAI YUBI (赤い指, Akai Yubi – Shinzanmono Kaga Kyouichiro Futatabi!, 2011), feature film THE WINGS OF THE KIRIN (麒麟の翼 ～劇場版・新参者～, Kirin no Tsubasa: Gekijoo-ban Shinzanmono, 2012) and the TV movie NEMURI NO MORI (眠りの森～新参者スペシャル, Nemuri no Mori – Shinzanmono Special, 2014), all starring Hiroshi Abe (GODZILLA 2000, THERMAE ROMAE, SHIPPU RONDO) as Kaga.
The film co-stars Nanako Matsushima (THE RING, WHITEOUT, SHIELD OF STRAW), Junpei Mizobata (NEWCOMER, THE WINGS OF THE KIRIN, FLY WITH THE GOLD, CHIN-YU-KI: THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST WITH FARTS), Rena Tanaka (KITARO, KITARO AND THE MILLENNIUM CURSE, AKAI YUBI, THE WINGS OF THE KIRIN) and Tsutomu Yamazaki (RED BEARD, KAGEMUSHA, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL).
A woman is found strangled to death in an apartment in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward. The victim is Michiko Oshitani, a resident of Shiga Prefecture who worked for a home cleaning company. What’s more, the occupant of the apartment where the murder took place, Mutsuo Koshikawa, has gone missing.
Matsumiya (Junpei Mizobata) and his fellow detectives of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Investigation Section 1 begin investigating, but hit a brick wall when they fail to find any links between Oshitani and Koshikawa. Why was Oshitani, who lived in Shiga, killed in Tokyo?
Eventually, the detectives’ inquiries lead them to a theater director named Hiromi Asai (Nanako Matsushima). They learn that Oshitani came to Tokyo to visit her former classmate Asai, but again come up with nothing when searching for connections between Asai and Koshikawa, and their investigation grinds to a halt.
Matsumiya has a hunch that a charred corpse found nearby the murder scene may have some relevance to the case, and subsequently discovers an item among the victim’s belongings with the names of Nihonbashi’s 12 bridges written on it. When Kyoichiro Kaga (Hiroshi Abe) learns of this, he is deeply shaken. It is somehow connected to his mother, who died alone…
Japanese Theatrical Release: January 27, 2018 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Kyoichiro Kaga: Hiroshi Abe
Hiromi Asai: Nanako Matsushima
Yuhei Matsumiya: Junpei Mizobata
Tokiko Kanamori: Rena Tanaka
Atsuko Asai: Midoriko Kimura
Yasuyo Miyamoto: Setsuko Karasuma
Obayashi: Shota Shunputei
Hiromi Asai (Age 20): Marie Iitoyo
Hiromi Asai (Age 14): Hiyori Sakurada
Yuriko Tajima: Ran Ito
Takamasa Kaga: Tsutomu Yamazaki
Director: Katsuo Fukuzawa
Original Story: Inori no Maku ga Orirutoki by Keigo Higashino (Published by Kodansha Ltd.)
Screenplay: Lee Jeong Mi
Producers: Hidenori Iyoda, Kazufumi Fujii, Ryutaro Kawashima, Hiroyuki Tsuyuzaki
Cinematographer: Masahiro Suda
Music: Yugo Kanno
Production Company: The Crimes That Bind Film Production Committee
World Sales: TBS Global Business Department
© 2018 The Crimes That Bind Film Production Committee © Keigo Higashino/KODANSHA All Rights Reserved.
About Toho Company. Ltd.
Founded in 1932, Toho Co., Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.