THE 47 RONIN IN DEBT Press Notes and Photos From Shochiku
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Official Site: chushingura-movie.jp (Japan)
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Shochiku has provided information and large, high-res photos from the comedy THE 47 RONIN IN DEBT (決算！忠臣蔵, Kessan! Chushingura). The film is based on Hirofumi Yamamoto’s Chushingura’s Financial Statements that detailed samurai Kuranosuke Oishi’s records of the attack on Kozunosuke Kira during the Edo Period. THE 47 RONIN IN DEBT is directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura, who has helmed numerous period works including MUMON: THE LAND OF STEALTH.
The Ako retainers’ vassal lord Asano Takumi no Kami was forced to commit harakiri for attacking Kozunosuke Kira with his sword. Chief retainer Kuranosuke Oishi (Shinichi Tsutsumi) aims to restore the feudal domain with accountant Chosuke Yato (Takashi Okamura), but the public demand revenge on Kira. However, the attack requires a huge sum of money.
Japanese Theatrical Release: November 22, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Kuranosuke Oishi: Shinichi Tsutsumi
Chosuke Yato: Takashi Okamura
Hannojo Sugaya: Satoshi Tsumabuki
Yozenin: Satomi Ishihara
Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Original Story: Hirofumi Yamamoto
Screenplay: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Producer: Fumitsugu Ikeda
Cinematography: Daisuke Soma
Editor: Yukiko Kobori
Lighting: Kohei Honma
Music: YU Takami
Production Company: “Kessan! Chushingura” Production Committee
Distributor (Japan): Shochiku
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About Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Shochiku traces its origins to 1895 when Takejiro Otani presented his first stage play. They also produced the first color motion picture in Japan, and have expanded into TV dramas, video contents, Kabuki presentation, theater operations, and real estate.
The company has become a symbol of enduring tradition as the exclusive promoter of the Kabuki theater in Japan as well as widely known as the creator of the world’s longest-running feature film series, TORA-SAN.
The company is making all possible efforts to develop business in various fields, including multimedia and co-productions, across generation, national, and cultural borders.