By Satoshi ISAKA

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Drama - Completed 2003

A Perfect Kidnapping Game Until They Fell in Love…

    • Year of production
    • 2003
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Satoshi ISAKA
    • Synopsis
    • “I” am an advertising professional, Shunsuke Sakuma. With both the “brains” and the “looks”, in both work and private, “I” am a “winner” in the game of life – that is how people see “me”.
      “I” was in charge of a mega project – a new product campaign for a big client, Mikado Beer.
      But one day, the section chief, Shigeru Kotsuka (Ryudo Uzaki) dropped a bomb on me. He informed me that the campaign was called off. The 3 billion yen project, in its final stages, was wiped out on a single man’s whim.
      That man was Katsutoshi Katsuragi (Ryo Ishibashi), who opened up the China market in 2 short years and rose to the position of Vice President of Mikado Beer at the age of 49. Katsuragi negated “me” and every reputation I had built for myself with these words:
      “I happen to be quite a hand at games. And I say that you need to rethink the plans. Don’t disappoint me.”
      I was declared “incompetent” in front of my staff. To add insult to injury, I was taken off the project and replaced by someone not even worth mentioning. It was the ultimate indignity of my “winning” life.
      That night, spurred by anger and alcohol, I headed aimlessly toward the Katsuragi residence…
      Then, purely by chance, I met “her”.

      “I” am Katsutoshi Katsuragi’s oldest daughter, Juri. (Yukie Nakama) A daughter by a lover to be exact, but the world doesn’t know it. My mother died 3 years ago and I was adopted by the Katsuragi family – my father, his wife and their daughter, who is younger than me. My sister knows she has the upper hand, and always looks down on “me”. Why did Katsuragi adopt “me”? There is no place for “me” in this house.
      I’m almost finished with college, but I can’t continue playing this charade with my “mother” and “sister” any longer. So one day, “I” finally decide to run away. I climb over the wall, sidestepping the security cameras. I have nowhere to go, but at least I’ll be free…
      Then, purely by chance, I met “him”.

      A man and woman who, for their own reasons, despise Katsuragi.
      “Hey… do you want to kidnap me?”
      “I happen to be quite a hand at games.”
      And so the game with Katsuragi begins -- with “I”, Sakuma as the abductor, “I”, Juri as the hostage and 300 million yen as ransom.

      “I” devise a fool-proof plan of getting the money without getting caught. That’s how the game is won. And the only way to redeem myself from the humiliation I suffered – by beating Katsuragi at the game.