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Touching the Skin of Eeriness
2013
54min
Color

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2013
54min
Color
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Touching the Skin of Eeriness directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi is a mystery-driven drama full of brilliance and charm that acts as the prequel to his forthcoming feature FLOODS. Starring in the lead is Shota Sometani (Winner of the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best newcomer at the 68th Venice International Film Festival for his role in director Shion Sono’s film Himizu), in his first role in a Ryusuke Hamaguchi film. In supporting roles are Kiyohiko Shibukawa, working with Hamaguchi for the first time in 5 years since PASSION, and Hoshi Ishida, joining Hamaguchi for the first time in 3 years since THE DEPTHS. Jun Murakami, Aoba Kawai, and Natsumi Seto, Ayumi Mizukoshi round out this all-star cast.

STORY
After the death of his father, Chihiro (Shota Sometani) goes to live with older half-brother Togo (Kiyohiko Shibukawa). Although Togo and his girlfriend Satomi (Natsumi Seto) warmly take him in, Chihiro’s loneliness still lingers, and he becomes engrossed in practicing modern dance with classmate Naoya (Hoshi Ishida). However, disturbing events soon start to take place in the town where the two so innocently dance...

STAFF
Director : Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Screenplay : Tomoyuki Takahashi
Director of Photography : Yasuyuki Sasaki
Music : Hiroyuki Nagashima
Production Manager : Masayoshi Jonai
Production : LOAD SHOW fictive
Assistant Director : Tadashi Nohara
Producer : Gou Kitahara Hideyuki Okamoto Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Choreography : Osamu Jareo
Sound Technician : HWANG Young Chang

CAST
Shota Sometani Kiyohiko Shibukawa Houshi Ishida Natsumi Seto Jun Murakami Aoba Kawai Ayumi Mizukoshi

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