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Sweet little lies (スイートリトルライズ, Sweet Little Lies)

Sweet little lies (スイートリトルライズ, Sweet Little Lies)
[ Directed by ]
YAZAKI Hitoshi
[ Produced by ]
• TANABE Masako
[ Cast ]
• IKEWAKI Chizuru MIURA Shiho
[ Staff ]
• Original Story: EKUNI Kaori
• Screenplay: INUKAI Kyoko
• Theme Song: SUGA Shikao
• Cinematography: ISHII Isao
• Production Design: TAKAHASHI Yasuyo
[ Production Company ]
“Sweet Little Lies” Film Partners
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
Broadmedia Studios

Release Date: March 13, 2010
Running Time: 117 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Feature
Color: Color
Screening Format: 35mm
Screen Size: American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing: DTS
Subtitle: English

[ Story ]
Based on the novel of the same title by bestselling novelist Ekuni Kaori. Directed by
Strawberry Shortcakes
director Yazaki Hitoshi. Nakatani Miki from
Memories of Matsuko
(Kiraware Matsuko no Issho) and Omori Nao from
(Hagetaka) appear together for the first time to play a married couple. Nakatani and Omori present a subtle portrayal of a married couple, in a marriage which is not necessarily an unhappy one, but one that seems to have “lost its flame.” In her third year of marriage, teddy bear artist Ruriko (Nakatani Miki) meets a younger man at one of her exhibitions who she soon becomes attracted to. Meanwhile, her husband Satoshi (Omori) has been seeing a younger woman he went to college with.
[ Official Site ]

A couple in their thirties. Satoshi, salariman, Ruriko, creator of the teddy bear. A linear life, still. Married for three years, have never had a fight, they do not love two. He spends his free time locked in her room to make video games, she calls him by mobile phone when it is ready dinner and meanwhile vaguely caressing the idea of cooking a poisoned meal with which die together. Walking together in one of the rare moments when he does not work and no play, she tells him that he saw a film in which there are two roses, one red and one white. The red one is the passion, the white one is the truth: for the health of a couple need both. One day, in an exhibition of his teddy bear Ruriko knows a man trying desperately wanted a teddy bear from her companion and she gives it to him. Reviewing, they are become lovers. She is shaken, she asks her husband if he thinks she is passionate and he, falling asleep, says no. She asks her husband to hug him and around her waist without touching their bodies. Satoshi goes to a meeting of classmates and meets a girl younger than him (Ikewaki Chisuru). She woos and drag it slowly in a relationship, he agrees with expression of amazement and almost reluctantly. Ruriko and Satoshi are the passion out of the pair and lose the truth in the pair. But in doing so go ahead and ask them when the passion too, the marriage bond, thanks to the “Sweet Little Lies” will prove the only defense against the absolute solitude.
Deliberately less lively and engaging the remarkable Strawberry short cakes signed by the Yazaki in 2006, it is a portrait of the icy and rarefied solitude in the colors, in the dialogues and in rhythm. As tells Ruriko a nearby old house, it is always alone, even when it is paired. Beneath the surface area, runs a theme dear to Yazaki and Japanese tradition and that is the love-death binomial, seen both in the torque suicide size and in that the loss of a loved one. Yazaki, which in 1991 had hit with Sangatsu no lion , confirms the author attentive to the least visible aspects of the sentimental and superficial dynamics of contemporary Japanese society, represented with an approach and a style beyond the typical melodramatic schemes of most romantic comedies Japanese.
Ikewaki Chisuru nell’inedita lover role and Omori Nao in the obtuse husband do a good job but the success of the film is mainly due to the remarkable performance of Miki Nakatani, whose silent glances and whose image quietly livid and painfully sensual they are hard to forget.
[Katsuyuki Nakanishi]

Katsuyuki Nakanishi
Born on 1984 in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Graduated in Vantan Film and Movie Institute major in film director. The fourth graduate of JSC Cinematographers assistant upbringing cramming school. While he was studying in Tokyo, he was also working with Director Shinya Tsukamoto's movie at the same time. After that, he became part of the lighting department of Toei Studios Kyoto, studied under Kiyoto Ando and Takashi Sugimoto. In these movies, he worked as an assistant lighting director with Takashi Sugimoto in "Chacha - Tengai no Onna"(2007) and Kiyoto Ando in "The Fallen Angel"(2010). He work as a freelancer since 2011 and became part of these latest movies as a lighting director of Director Yang Ik-June's ”Shibata and Nagao"(2012), Director Keisuke Yoshida’s ”Himeanile”(2016), Director Kohki Yoshida’s ”ThreeLights"(2017), Director Hiroshi Ando’s ”Moon and Thunder" (2017) and Director Shinya Tsukamoto’s ”Killing” (2018).

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