Mitsushima Hikari is torn between an older and a younger man in 1st trailer for 'Natsu no Owari'

May 12, 2013 @ 5:11 pm
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Recently a trailer for the upcoming movie 'Natsu no Owari', starring actress Mitsushima Hikari and directed by Kumakiri Kazuyoshi, has been released.

The movie is based on a first-person novel that was published by writer Setouchi Jakucho, just before becoming a nun, under her former name Setouchi Harumi. It depicts her own experience as a woman who is torn between an older and a younger man. The novel received the Women's Literary Prize in 1963. It was also adapted into a movie titled 'Miren' in the same year, starring Ikeuchi Junko and directed by the late Chiba Yasuki.

This new adaptation is directed by Kumakiri and features Mitsushima as the protagonist. Actor Ayano Go plays the younger man who suddenly breaks up with her and disappears without a trace. The older man, a writer with a wife and children, is played by Kobayashi Kaoru.

'Natsu no Owari' is slated for a nationwide release on August 31st.

Check out the trailer that hints at yet another fantastic performance by Mitsushima below!




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