Leading Actors Assemble for an All-Star Cast
Headed by rapidly rising young star, Tomoya Nakamura of Blue Flame (’14) and Love-Craft Girl, (’13), lost and found brings together an all-star ensemble cast of current A-list actors including Nozomi Sasaki from Ju-on The Beginning of the End (’14), Anne Higashide (Platinum Data, ’13), Yoshino Kimura (Confessions, ’10) and Hayato Ichihara (Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld ’15).
The heralded debut of exceptional and world-renowned commercial filmmaker!
Show Yanagisawa has garnered worldwide attention as a director of exceptional talent having won numerous awards for his commercial films plus the distinction of being the youngest recipient ever of the Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (ADFEST). He directed Japan’s first official Michael Jackson music video and has directed commercials for Google. His Pokemon collaborative film with Google broke a world record for the most shared clip on April Fool’s Day, contributing to a growing global recognition as a creative talent. Now he makes his anticipated feature film directorial debut with lost and found.
Haruto is a young adult who spends his days working in the lost and found office of his local train station. One day, news arrives that his mother, who abandoned him as a child, has died at Hoshigaoka Wonderland, an amusement park Haruto had once visited with her. She had supposedly committed suicide by leaping off the Ferris wheel. But Haruto harbors suspicions about the manner of her demise. He then meets Nanami, the daughter of his mother’s “other” family, and through their interactions, discovers his memories to be widely different from the truth. The death of his mother and the circumstances around it begin to unlock repressed memories of the past. Against the town’s symbol, Wonderland, a mystery-laden human drama unfolds, fusing past and present as it depicts the maturation of a troubled son, Haruto, and the plight of family members left behind, all struggling to cope with memories lost and found.
■Montreal World Film Festival (2015)
- First Films World Competition
- Tomoya Nakamura (中村倫也), Hirofumi Arai (新井浩文), Nozomi Sasaki (佐々木希),Masaki Suda (菅田将暉), Anne Higashide (杏) , Hayato Ichihara (市原隼人),Yoshino Kimura (木村佳乃) / Yutaka Matsushige (松重豊)
- Show Yanagisawa (柳沢翔)
- Koko Maeda (前田こうこ), Show Yanagisawa (柳沢翔)
- Koko Maeda (前田浩子)
- Japan release
- March 5, 2016
- Drama, Mystery
- Technical Specs
- Color / 1:2.35 / Digital / 5.1ch