Toei looks like they’ve put in some serious work to take one of their sets to replicate one of the world’s usually busiest metropolitan Meccas, as suited for Takafumi Hatano’s new novel adaptation, Silent Tokyo. Filmed last October long prior to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the new film certainly teases an exciting high stakes hostage thriller, and it’s coming to Japan cinemas this December.
It’s been more than nine years since the world bore witness to the devastation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. For posterity, the story of the people who stayed on site became the subject of Ryusho Kadota’s own non-fiction own novel, “On the Brink: The Inside Story of Fukushima Daiichi”, published originally in 2012 prior to English translations made available thereafter.
In Red Snow, Masatoshi Nagase stars as a Kazuki, a varnish artist who works on bowls for a living with acrylic paints. He resides on a coastal northern island in Japan, afflicted by a past he can barely remember between his hazy memory and the lurid, snowdriven dreamscape he awakens from in the morning.