THE WITNESS Info and Photos From Toei
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: mienaimokugekisha.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Toei Co. has provided information and photos from the new thriller THE WITNESS (見えない目撃者, Mienai Mokugeki-sha). The movie is a remake of the 2011 Korean film BLIND (블라인드, Beulraindeu), the story reworked to take into account the nature of Japanese society. Junichi Mori of the LITTLE FOREST (リトル・フォレスト, Ritoru Foresuto, 2014-15) film series directs.
Once an outstanding policewoman, Natsume Hamanaka (Riho Yoshioka) is in the pit of despair after losing her sight and her younger brother to a blunder of her own doing. One night she has a near collision with a car from which she could hear the voice a small girl. She reports this to the police who turn a deaf ear so she begins her own investigation and tracks down another witness at the scene, Haruma (Mahiro Takasugi).
Japanese Release Date: September 20, 2019 (Roadshow)
Running Time: 128 Minutes
Rating: R15 +
Natsume Hamanaka: Riho Yoshioka
Haruma Kunisaki: Mahiro Takasugi
Naoki Yoshino: Koji Ookura
Sho Kusakabe: Kodai Asaka
Shusaku Takahashi: Yoshi Sakou
Daiki Hamanaka: Koya Matsudai
Takashi Hirayama: Jun Kunimura
Tsukasa Yokoyama: Daichi Watanabe
Keiichi Kirino: Shuntaro Yanagi
Mitsuyo Hamanaka: Miyuki Matsuda
Yuichi Kimura: Tomorowo Taguchi
Director: Junichi Mori
Screenplay: Kiyomi Fujii, Junichi Mori
Producer: Masaki Koide
Co-Producers: YerHyun BAEK, DoJin KIM
Cinematographer: Futa Takagi
Sound Recording: Hisafumi Takeuchi
Editor: Ryuichi Takita
Police Supervision: Takamasa Ishizaka
Medical Supervision: Akio Nakazawa
Dog Trainer: Tadaomi Miya
Audiovisual Coverage Cooperation: Gekidan Fun House
VFX: IMAGICA Lab
Music: Takashi Ohmama
Theme Song: “Yurareru” by Miyuna (A.S.A.B)
Original Soundtrack: AnchorRecords
Novelization: Mika Toyoda (Shogakukan Bunko)
Based on the movie BLIND produced by MoonWatcher
Production Company: THE WITNESS Film Partners (ROBOT, MoonWatcher)
Distributor (Japan): Toei
International Sales: Toei
©2019 THE WITNESS Film Partners ©MoonWatcher and N.E.W.
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 a wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.