ROOMMATE: New Thriller from Toei
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Source: Toei Co., Ltd.
Official Site: roommate2013.com (Japan)
Toei Co., Ltd. will release their new horror thriller ROOMMATE (ルームメイト, Rumumeito, 2013) in Japan on November 9, 2013. The film is based on the 1997 novel of the same name by author, Aya Imamura, who died early this year. ROOMMATE stars Keiko Kitagawa (THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT, AKUMU-CHAN: THE MOVIE) and Kyoko Fukada (THE RING 2, YATTERMAN).
Harumi Hagio (Keiko Kitagawa), a 23-year old temp worker, is badly injured in a car accident. As she convalescences in the hospital, Harumi becomes friends with Reiko Nishimura (Kyoko Fukada), the kindly young nurse taking care of her. While Harumi and Reiko only met in the hospital as patient and nurse, they quickly establish a close connection to each other.
As Harumi’s discharge from the hospital nears, Reiko suggests they share an apartment. Harumi accepts the offer and the two begin living together. Everything goes well for the roommates at first, but Harumi soon witnesses some strange behavior by Reiko. This is only the beginning of Harumi’s nightmare as a series of increasingly mysterious incidents begin to occur around her, culminating in murder.
Terrified and overwhelmed, Harumi comes face-to-face with Mari, a woman who looks exactly like Reiko…
Director Takeshi Furusawa
Born in Tokyo in 1972, Takeshi Furusawa started to film 8mm print from his years at high school. He debuted as a director was LOST ★ MY WAY (ロスト★マイウェイ, Rosuto Mai We) in 2004. Other works include GHOST TRAIN (オトシモノ, Otoshimono, 2006), MAKING OF LOVE (2010), ANOTHER (アナザー, Anazaa, 2011) and LOVE FOR BEGINNERS (今日、恋をはじめます, Kyo, Koi wo Hajimemasu, 2012).
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: November 9, 2013
Running Time: 110 Minutes
Harumi Hagio: Keiko Kitagawa
Reiko Nishimura: Kyoko Fukada
Kensuke: Kengo Kora
Director: Takeshi Furusawa
Original Story: Roommate by Aya Imamura (Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc.)
Screenplay: Takeshi Furusawa
Executive Producer: Shinichiro Shirakura
Producer: Ryo Kawada
Cinematographer: Takeshi Hamada
Art Director: Tsuyoshi Shimizu
Recording: Yasuo Takano
Editor: Seiji Harimoto
Music: Goro Yasukawa
Theme Song: “Missing” by androp
Film Production: Roommate Production Committee
Distributor: Toei Company, Ltd.
International Sales: Toei Company, Ltd.
© 2013 Roommate Production Committee