CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE: THE MOVIE Press Notes and High-Res Photos From Toho
Source: Toho Co., Ltd., Nippon TV
Official Site: okusama-movie.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
The mighty wife returns!
Toho Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with press notes and high-res photos from their upcoming action drama, CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE: THE MOVIE (奥様は、取り扱い注意, Okusama wa, Tori Atsukai Chūi). The Japanese version of the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie movie MR. & MRS. SMITH, the film is a continuation of the hit television series CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE, which debuted in October 2017 and hit a peak 25.6% rating share during its broadcast run on Nippon TV. The movie is directed by Toya Sato, the filmmaker behind the blockbuster KAIJI series (2010-20) and GATCHAMAN (ガッチャマン, 2013).
CAUTION, HAZARDOUS WIFE: THE MOVIE was originally scheduled to open in Japanese cinemas on June 5, but is now listed as “coming soon” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Haruka Ayase (CYBORG SHE, ICHI, REAL) plays Nami, a newlywed wife who hides her past as a secret agent and beats up one bad guy after another like an action star. The identity of her husband Yuhki, played by Hidetoshi Nishijima (THE WIND RISES, CREEPY, SHIN ULTRAMAN), is gradually disclosed through a thrilling plot development. This story about a husband and wife who lie to each other but love each other nonetheless garnered attention.
At the end of the series, it is revealed that the husband works for the Public Security Bureau, and their marriage is a cover to keep her under surveillance. In spite of his mission, he falls in love with Nami and tries to convince her not to get involved in other people’s affairs. She is being monitored as a state-level security risk, and the bureau is unwilling to tolerate any more trouble from her. However, to save a friend, Nami runs out of the house and risks everything she has to confront the enemy.
When she comes home, she finds her husband pointing a gun at her!
A gunshot echoes through the quiet, upscale neighborhood…
The movie picks up where the controversial ending of the drama series left off!!
“Who am I?” The wife loses her memory?!
After an incident during her escape, Nami wakes up with no memory of her past. She is told that her name is Kumi and finds herself as a newlywed living in a regional city with her husband, Yuji (actually Yuhki). Somewhere in his mind, Yuhki thinks that if her memory doesn’t return, they could carry on their happy life together as they are, but he continues to monitor “Kumi” as a part of his job with the Public Security Bureau. If her memory does return, she must cooperate with the Public Security Bureau or die.
However, Yuhki knows that Nami will never choose a life subjugated by the government. He realizes that once her memory returns, their life together will have to end.
In the regional city invigorated by the discovery of a new energy source, their life is simple, peaceful, and happy. But the city is divided over the construction of a research lab, and the hostility between the opposition mainly made up of citizens and the advocates including the mayor heats up day by day. There is a big evil scheme by the advocates and a state-level secret behind the new energy source. The members of the opposition who discover the truth die in suspicious circumstances. One of them is Kumi’s friend…
When her best friend is harmed, the wife’s instincts awaken!!
Nami gets her memory back but tries not to let her husband catch on. Then one day, Yuhki’s life is endangered right in front of her eyes. She can save him if she exercises her fighting abilities. But if she does, their life together is over.
Faced with the ultimate decision, what does the wife set out to do?
Japanese Release Date: TBA 2020 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Run Time: 120 Minutes
Nami Isayama/Kumi: Haruka Ayase
Yuhki Isayama/Yuji: Hidetoshi Nishijima
Director: Toya Sato
Producers: Yoko Edami, Nobuyuki Iinuma, Kazutoshi Wadakura, Tadahisa Sakamoto
Original Drama Story: Kazuki Kaneshiro
Screenplay: Yukiko Manabe
Music: Masahiro Tokuda
Production Company: “Caution, Hazardous Wife: The Movie” Film Partners
Distributor (Japan): Toho
International Sales: Nippon TV
©2020 “Caution, Hazardous Wife: The Movie” Film Partners
About Toho Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Tokyo, Toho Company, Ltd. is one of the leading entertainment conglomerates in Japan. Toho is best known worldwide as the producer of the Godzilla films, as well as most of the films by the world-renowned director, Akira Kurosawa. Besides film production, Toho also distributes Japanese films (earning the highest box office receipts for decades in Japan) as well as foreign films through its subsidiary, owns first class movie theaters throughout Japan, produces legitimate plays and musicals, and has more than 100 entertainment-related subsidiaries.