Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sato Takeru to star in film adaptation of novel 'Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara'

For me to live,
something has to disappear.
If suddenly today,
Chocolate disappeared
The phone disappeared
Movies disappeared
The watch disappeared
The cat disappeared
I disappeared.

How will the world change, what will people gain, what will people lose. A 30-yr-old postman. With just a little time left. A cheerful devil gives me one more day of life in exchange for the things around me. And so begins 7 mysterious days of me, my cat and a cheerful devil. 

When you erase something, you see its worth.
When you lose something, you realise its importance.
A deeply moving, philosophy of life entertainment.

'Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara' is a serialised novel written by Toho producer Kawamura Genki and distributed in LINE in 2012. The protagonist, a postman (30), plagued by a constant headache, visits a doctor and is told that he has a brain tumour and has not long to live. A devil appears before him and strikes up a bargain. His life will be extended in exchange for something in his life. In the film adaptation, Sato Takeru (25) will play the double role of both the protagonist and the devil. Miyazaki Aoi (28) will play his first love. As the phone disappears; so does the memory of his girlfriend, with the movie; his friend, the watch; his father... In this fantasy human drama, a man struggles with the conflict of erasing his own existence, or his love, friends and family.

Filming will begin in October in Hokkaido and as in the original work, in Argentina as well. The movie is scheduled to open in 2015.

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Update Sep 12 2015:
First visual and opening day pushed forward to 2016.

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