NIGHT'S TIGHTROPE

SHOJO

By Yukiko MISHIMA

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2016

Over one million copies published!
The eagerly-awaited film adaptation of Kanae Minato’s novel “Shojo”!

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Hong Kong Asia Film Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yukiko MISHIMA
    • Writer(s)
    • Kanae MINATO, Kana MATSUI, Yukiko MISHIMA
    • Producer(s)
    • Naruhiko YANAGISAKO (TOEI COMPANY, LTD.), Kiyokazu ISHIZUKA (FINE Entertainment Co., Ltd.)
    • Synopsis
    • Two teenage girls harbor a desire to witness the moment when someone dies, in order to come face-to-face with the true meaning of death.

      Yuki works as a volunteer at a hospital’s pediatric ward in the summer holidays of her second year of high school. Toward the end of last semester, a transfer student in her class named Shiori boasted that she had seen the dead body of her best friend, which left Yuki feeling an indescribable sense of discomfort, and even a little envy. A desire has grown within her to surpass Shiori by being present when a person actually dies. What’s more, she wants to be the one to make that happen, in the most amusing way. She develops close relationships with the children she works with, who have cruelly little time left to live, and plots to make her dream come true.

      Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Yuki, her best friend Atsuko is volunteering at a nursing home for the elderly. She has been a victim of insidious bullying, and has come close to losing the will to live, but clings to a faint hope that seeing someone die might give her the strength to go on.

      So begins their shocking summer holiday...
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