64 SIX-FOUR

64 ROKUYON

By Zeze TAKAHISA

TBS (TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM TELEVISION, INC.) - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2016

For the most, the year 'Showa 64' lasted 7 days,
For these few, it's lasted 14 years.
A heart-racing PART 1, A heart-wrenching PART 2

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 234 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zeze TAKAHISA
    • Writer(s)
    • Takahisa ZEZE, Shinichi HISAMATSU
    • Synopsis
    • In 2002, a kidnapping has eerie parallels with ‘six-four’, an unsolved case from 1989 on which the Statute of Limitations looms one year hence.
      The year 1989 began in Japan as ‘Showa 64’, the 64th year of the reign of the Showa Emperor Hirohito. With his death on January 8th, a new era began, and 1989 became ‘Heisei 1’.
      On January 5th, a young girl is kidnapped. The kidnapper escapes with 20 million yen, but the girl is found murdered. Now, 14 years later, her father, a few aging police investigators, and the kidnapper himself still live in that week, in the case they have called ‘six-four’.
      Former Detective Mikami has been moved from Investigations to the Administrative side of the Gunma Prefectural Police, where as Chief PR Officer he battles a recalcitrant press corps, Administration bureaucrats concerned only with the machinations of the National Police Agency in Tokyo, and his ex-colleagues suspicious of him and resentful of Tokyo’s attempts to assert control over the way they do their jobs. As the 15-year Statute of Limitations looms over the ‘6-4’ investigation, Tokyo is about to usurp the right to appoint Gunma’s Chief of Detectives. But now another girl has gone missing...
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