Toei’s 461 DAYS OF BENTO: A PROMISE BETWEEN FATHER AND SON Opens This Week In Japan
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Official Site: 461obento.jp (Japan)
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Toei will release the autobiographical drama 461 DAYS OF BENTO: A PROMISE BETWEEN FATHER AND SON (461個のおべんとう, 461ko no Obento) In Japanese theaters this Friday, November 6. The film is based on a story by hip hop performer Toshimi Watanabe and is directed by Atsushi Kaneshige (KISEKI: SOBITO OF THAT DAY).
Kazuki Suzumoto (Yoshihiko Inohara) has divorced his wife of many years. His son Koki (Shunsuke Michieda). decided to go with his father, but because he’s at the sensitive age of 15, Kazuki is wracked with guilt that he may have ruined his son’s life. To make things worse, almost immediately afterwards Koki fails his high school entrance exams.
Kazuki had always been a free spirit, who’d told Koki that there was more to life than school, and that he should focus on his own happiness. But Koki’s decision was that he wanted to go to high school. And in spring of the next year, he successfully passes his exams.
Kazuki asks him a question: “What do you want to do for lunch at school? Do you want me to give you money for the cafeteria, or would you rather I make it for you?” “I want you to make lunch for me, dad.”
From this moment was born an important promise: one of them would go to school every day without a single absence, and the other would make him a homemade meal for every single lunch for his entire time in high school.
These lunches become a point of interaction throughout their busy lives. Even on days after concerts, days when he’s hung over, or days when he has to work early… Kazuki’s lunch-making frenzy is about to begin.
Japanese Theatrical Release: November 6, 2020
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Kazuki Suzumoto: Yoshihiko Inohara
Koki Suzumoto: Shunsuke Michieda
Hiromi Nishina: Nana Mori
Akio Tanabe: Jiei Wakabayashi
Maka Yajima: Junko Abe
Reina Kashiwagi: Haruka Kudo
Tamotsu Tokunaga: Toru Nomaguchi
Shuko Asai: Emi Kurara
Eita Furuichi: KREVA
Toshiya Kawakami: Ichiro Yatsui
Sakie Endo: Maki Sakai
Natsuko Suzumoto: Chieko Baisho
Director: Atsushi Kaneshige (“Kiseki -Sobito of the Day-“)
Original Story: 461 Days of Bento: A Promise Between Father and Son by Toshimi Watanabe (Published by Magazine House, Ltd.)
Screenplay: Tadashi Shimizu, Atsushi Kaneshige
Producers: Akihiro Hiraishi, Fuminari Maruyama
Cinematographer: Mitsunori Kogo
Production: Joker Films
Production Assist: Happinet
World Sales: Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures (Showgate Inc.)
© 2020 “461 Bento” Production Committee
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 wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.