The movie “kassui” starring Toma Ikuta, produced by Kazuya Shirashi, is a human drama that revolves around a lonely waterworks employee and a young sister duo who carry their own burdens.
The movie “Kassui” is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Mitsuru Kawabayashi, who gained attention after winning the 70th Bungakukai Shinjinsha Award in 1990 and being a finalist for the 103rd Akutagawa Prize. Produced by acclaimed film director Kazuya Shirashi, known for films like “The World of Kanako,” “Blood of Wolves,” and “Terminal Disease Leading to Execution,” this film brings to life a human drama that explores the “raw hope” of a lonely waterworks employee and two young sisters left alone, marking 30 years since the novel’s publication.
Toma Ikuta, a versatile actor known for his roles in movies like the “Mole Song” series, “When They Knit Seriously,” and “Yunomichi,” takes on the lead role in the movie “kassui” He portrays the protagonist, Toshisaku Iwakiri, a waterworks employee. The cast also includes talented actors such as Mugi Kadowaki, Yuto Isomura, Machiko Ono, Kankuro Kudo, and Seishi Ikeda. Additionally, Nanae Yamazaki and Yuho, who were selected through auditions, join the cast. Movie “Kassui” Synopsis During a prolonged summer drought, Toshisaku Iwakiri, an employee at the city’s waterworks bureau, goes around shutting off the water supply to households with unpaid water bills. One day, amidst a water supply restriction imposed throughout the prefecture, Iwakiri encounters two young sisters who have been left behind alone in their home. Their father has disappeared, and their mother has stopped coming back. Now faced with the dilemma of whether to cut off the last lifeline of water for this struggling family or not, Iwakiri grapples with his inner conflict. Despite his turmoil, he follows the regulations and proceeds with the water shutoff, but… (Details of the film) Title: “Kassui” (Drought) Release Date: June 2, 2023 (Friday) Cast: Toma Ikuta, Mugi Kadowaki, Yuto Isomura, Nanami Yamazaki, Yuzuho, Kankuro Kudo, Ryuya Miyase, Takeshi Yoshizawa, Seishi Ikeda, Atsushi Shinohara, Rie Shibata, Nokoyuki Morishita, Kaname Tanaka, Yoshitaka Otsuka, Machiko Ono Based on the novel “Kassui” by Mitsuru Kawabayashi (Published by Kadokawa Bunko) Director: Masaya Takahashi Screenplay: Shotaro Oikawa Music: Hidenori Mukai Planning Producer: Kazuya Shirashi Distribution: KADOKAWA 2023 / Japan / Color / European Vista / 100 minutes
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