CLOSED WARD Info and Photos From Toei
Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: heisabyoto.com (Japan)
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Toei Co. has provided information and photos from CLOSED WARD (閉鎖病棟―それぞれの朝―, Heisa Byōtō ―Sorezore no Asa―), aka FAMILY OF STRANGERS. The film is adapted from the prize-winning novel of the same name by psychiatrist Hosei Hahakigi, which has sold more than 850,000 copies in Japan. CLOSED WARD is directed by Hideyuki Hirayama (BEGGING FOR LOVE, EVEREST: THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS).
This film takes places in a psychiatric hospital in Komoro, Nagano Prefecture, where all the patients are dealing with their pasts. Hidemaru Kajiki (played by comedian Tsurube Shofukutei) was sentenced to death for killing his mother and wife, but a mistake was made during the execution, and he survived. Chu (Go Ayano) was once an ordinary office worker, but started hearing voices and acting violently, and is now shunned by his sister and her husband. Yuki (Nana Komatsu) is a high school student sent to the hospital due to her truancy from school.
The three live far removed from their families and the rest of the world, and are trying to live happy, cheerful lives. Then, one day, someone is murdered at the hospital and everything changes. Hidemaru committed the murder… but why?
Japanese Release Date: November 1, 2019 (Roadshow)
Running Time: 117 Minutes
Hidemaru Kajiki: Tsurube Shofukutei
Nakaya Tsukamoto: Go Ayano
Yuki Shimazaki: Nana Komatsu
Shohachi Marui: Ryota Bando
Kimo: Kami Hiraiwa
Murakami: Toshiki Ayata
Dabinchi: Yoshiyuki Morishita
Hakase: Shingo Mizusawa
Teppo: Ryusuke Komakine
Fu-san: Hitoe Ohkubo
Ojigi: Hisako Ohkata
Dou-san: Jin Muraki
Kayo Shimazaki: Reiko Kataoka
Nobuo Shimazaki: Takashi Yamanaka
Tomiko Tsukamoto: Toshie Negishi
Otani: Kazuya Takahashi
Sanae Ishida: Hana Kino
Shigemune: Kiyohiko Shibukawa
Inami: Satomi Kobayashi
Director: Hideyuki Hirayama
Screenplay: Hideyuki Hirayama
Original Story: Closed Ward by Hosei Hahakigi (Shincho Bunko)
Hidetomo Sugaya, Harue Miyake
Cinematographer: Kozo Shigesaki
Music: Yoro Yasukawa
Theme Song: “Shining Sora Aoku” by K (Victor Entertainment)
Production: “Closed Ward” Production Committee
Planning Cooperation: Shinchosha
Distributor (Japan): Toei
International Sales: Toei
©2019 “Closed Ward” Production Committee ©1994 Hahakigi Hosei / Shinchosha
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.