NOT QUITE DEAD YET Press Notes and Photos From Shochiku
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Official Site: shochiku.co.jp/ichidoshindemita (Japan)
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Shochiku has provided information and large, high-res photos from NOT QUITE DEAD YET ( 一度死んでみた, Ichido Shindemita), a science fiction comedy about the ruckus caused by a rebellious daughter who is always upset with her dad and the father who randomly ends up as a ghost.
NOT QUITE DEAD YET is the feature film directorial debut of Shinji Hamasaki. The film is written by Yoshimitsu Sawamoto, a producer, director and writer known for popular national advertising campaigns including SoftBank’s “Shirato Family” and KDDI’s “Au no Santaro” commercial series. Suzu Hirose (OUR LITTLE SISTER, YOUR LIE IN APRIL, CHIHAYAFURU film series) tries her hand at comedy for the first time. Her father is played by Shinichi Tsutsumi (ALWAYS- SUNSET ON THIRD STREET- series, THE MOLE SONG, THE 47 RONIN IN DEBT), while Ryo Yoshizawa (KAMEN RIDER FOURZE THE MOVIE, KAMEN RIDER X KAMEN RIDER WIZARD & FOURZE: MOVIE WARS ULTIMATUM, MARMALADE BOY) portrays a helpful employee of the father’s pharmaceutical company.
NOT QUITE DEAD YET is scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas on March 20th.
College student Nanase (Suzu Hirose), lead singer for an unsigned death metal band, can’t stand her father Hakaru (Shinichi Tsutsumi), who is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company. Rebelling against argumentative and overly logical ways, she screams “Just die!” at him during one of her performances.
One day, she receives the news that her father was really dead. Actually, he has taken an experimental drug invented by his company that “kills you for only two days.” For that time he sort of becomes…a ghost!
However, a rival company plots to have his boday cremated…!
Faced with this dire situation, Nanase frantically tries to rescue her father with the help of his subordinate, Matsuoka (Ryo Yoshizawa), a minor employee at her dad’s company. Can Nanase safely resurrect her father before its too late?
Japanese Theatrical Release: March 20, 2020 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 93 Minutes
Nanase Nobata: Suzu Hirose
Taku Matsuoka: Ryo Yoshizawa
Hakaru Nobata: Shinichi Tsutsumi
Hino: Lily Franky
Watanabe: Yukiyoshi Ozawa
Tanabe: Kyusaku Shimada
Yuriko Nobata: Tae Kimura
Fujii: Shota Matsuda
Otaku: Ryo Kato
Ramen Restaurant Owner: Denden
Pharmaceutical Company Employee: Tokio Emoto
Pharmaceutical Company Employee: Tomoya Maeno
Pharmaceutical Company Employee: Shin Shimizu
Pharmaceutical Company Employee: Nanase Nishino
Cleaner: Hideko Hara
Wrestler: Togi Makabe
Wrestler: Tomoaki Honma
Soichi Noguchi (JAXA astronaut)
Waiter: Takeru Satoh
Akane: Elaiza Ikeda
Pharmaceutical Company Employee: Jun Shison
Kei’s ex-colleague: Arata Furuta
Music Director James: Kohei Otomo
Bhikkhu: Naoto Takenaka
Manager: Satoshi Tsumabuki
Director: Shinji Hamasaki
Writer: Yoshimitsu Sawamoto
Producers: Shigeaki Yoshida, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Tomohiro Nagae, Hirofumi Yamabe
Cinematographer: Tetsuya Kondo
Production Companies: Shochiku, Fuji Television Network
Distributor (Japan): Shochiku
International Sales: 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.