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    THE LONG EXCUSE Info and Photos from Asmik Ace

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    Asmik Ace Entertainment has provided information and high-res photos from THE LONG EXCUSE (?????, Nagai Iiwake). Masahiro Motoki (DEPARTURES) stars in this gently humorous drama from director Miwa Nishikawa (SWAY, DREAMS FOR SALE, DEAR DOCTOR). THE LONG EXCUSE opens in Japan on October 14th. Synopsis Sachio (Masahiro Motoki), a popular novelist, loses his wife (Eri Fukatsu) of many years in a bus accident, along with her best friend (Keiko Horiuchi). He is with another woman when he hears the news and with any affection long gone from their marriage, he has to fake the grief everyone expects from him. Under pressure to channel emotions he does not feel into his writing , he meets Yoichi (Pistol Takehara), the truly devastated husband of his wife’s friend, left with 2 young children. Without really knowing why, Sachio offers to look after them while their father is at work. Growing attached to this new found family, he finally begins to feel his loss and the void left by a wife he thought he didn’t care for. In his journey to understanding, he will find his love for her again. Credits World Premiere: Saturday, September 17, 2016 (Toronto International Film Festival) Japanese Theatrical Release: Friday, October 14, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow) Running Time: 123 Minutes Cast Sachio Kinugasa: Masahiro Motoki Yoichi Omiya: Pistol Takehara Nobusuke Kishimoto: Sousuke Ikematsu Chihiro Fukunaga: Haru Kuroki Shinpei Omiya: Kenshin Fujita Akari Omiya: Tamaki Shiratori Yuki Omiya: Keiko Horiuchi Natsuko Kinugasa: Eri Fukatsu Yuko Kaburagi: Maho Yamada Staff Director: Miwa Nishikawa Screenplay: Miwa Nishikawa Executive Producers: Kazumi Kawashiro, Yasuhito Nakae, Tetsuo Ota, Shuichi Nagasawa, Kiyoto Matsui, Takashi Iwamura Producers: Asako Nishikawa, Akihiko Yose Cinematographer: Yutaka Yamazaki Editor: Ryuji Miyajima Production Designer: Keiko Mitsumatsu Sound: Masaya Kitada Music: Michiaki Kato, Toshihiro Nakanishi Original Score: Michiaki Kato, Toshihiro Nakanishi Production Companies: Bandai Visual Co. Ltd., Aoi Pro. Inc Primary Publicity: Touchwood PR International Sales Agent: Asmik Ace, Inc.

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