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Teaser For 'Shield Of Straw'

 

The teaser trailer has been released for 'Shield Of Straw' (AKA 'Wara No Tate'), a new Japanese thriller directed by Takashi Miike. Based on a novel by Kazuhiro Kiuchi, the story follows a group of policemen who must protect a confessed killer after the relative of one of his victims puts a price on his head.

Synopsis

Ninagawa is a powerful man in Japanese politics and with top economic connections.His granddaughter is then murdered. The suspect is Kunihide Kiyomaru (Tatsuya Fujiwara). Kunihide Kiyomaru has a prior conviction for assaulting and killing a girl 8 years ago. The police could never apprehend the suspect in the prior killing.

Three months after the murder of his granddaughter, Ninagawa places a whole page ad in the 3 big Japanese newspapers. The ad states "Please kill this man Kunihide Kiyomaru and I will pay you 1,000,000,000  yen as a reward." Meanwhile, Kunihide Kiyomaru sees the ad and begins to fear for his life. Kunihide Kiyomaru then turns himself in at the Fukuoka Police Station. Five detectives from the security section (SP) of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department travel to Fukuoka to escort Kunihide Kiyomaru back to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. The distance between Fukuoka and Tokyo is apprixmately 1,200 km. During their fateful trip, a significant portion of the Japanese population plot to kill Kunihide Kiyomaru. Many of those people, actually pursue Kunihide Kiyomaru while he goes back to Tokyo to get the 1 billion yen reward. The lonely fight of the five detectives to protect this man begins...

'Shield Of Straw' stars Takao Osawa, Nanako Matsushima, and Tatsuya Fujiwara. The film opens across Japan on the 26th April, 2013.

 

 

 

Source: Film Smash / AsianWiki

Posted January 17, 2013