2013, Colour, Japan, World Greats
Original language : japanese
Subtitles language : english


Production Team

Director : Koki Mitani

Screenwriter : Koki Mitani. D'après son roman/Based on his novel

Cinematographer : Hideo Yamamoto

Editor : Soichi Ueno

Cast : Koji Yakusho, Yo Oizumi, Fumiyo Kohinata, Koichi Sato, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Tadanohu Asano, Susumu Terashima, Denden

Music : Klyoko Ogino

Film production and Sales : Kuga Maeda, Kazunori Wadakura, Fuji Television Network, c/o Pony Canyon Inc., 2-5-1- Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8487 (Japon), tél.: (+81-03) 5521-8016, [email protected] / Toho (Japon)



In 1582, before the unification of Japan, Nobunaga Oda was forced to take his own life at Honno-ji Temple during a violent revolt led by Mitsuhide Akechi. Following Oda’s death, the powers in Japan held the Kiyosu Conference -- the "conference that changed the course of history" -- to resolve the Oda clan’s succession of leadership and redistribute Mitsuhide Akechi’s territories. Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Nagahide Niwa and Tsuneoki Ikeda meet to decide on a successor. The conference would become Japan's first group-made political decision. In this film, director Koki Mitani, known especially for his comedies, gives us his unique interpretation of the intricate web of human relationships involved in this process as the brave general Katsuie Shibata and Hideyoshi Hashiba, who would later unify Japan, engage in a battle of wits, deceit and bargaining.



Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1961, Koki Mitani made his mark as a screenwriter for Japanese television in the early 1990s and moved behind the camera in 1997 with WELCOME BACK, MR. McDONALD, a screwball comedy that swept most of the national awards in Japan and went on to an international career. Mitani followed that with ALL ABOUT OUR HOUSE (2001), SUITE DREAMS (2006), which Variety described as "a kind of Nipponese GRAND HOTEL as reimagined by the late Billy Wilder", THE MAGIC HOUR (2008, shown at the MWFF) and A GHOST OF A CHANCE (2011).



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