RECALL

SORA-TOBU TAIYA

By Katsuhide MOTOKI

NIKKATSU CORPORATION - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2018

A wheel takes flight, and a life is lost.
Can justice be found amid a mazelike corporate conspiracy?

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Katsuhide MOTOKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Tamio HAYASHI
    • Synopsis
    • One fine and sunny day, a truck causes the death of a woman walking with her child.
      Tokuro Akamatsu, the president of the freight company whose vehicle caused the accident, cannot believe his ears when police tell him the woman was killed by one of the truck’s wheels, which suddenly flew off while driving.
      Faulty maintenance is suspected, and as Akamatsu’s company becomes the target of the public and the media’s wrath, he realizes that a structural defect within the truck itself may have been to blame, and requests that its manufacturer, Hope Motor Company, carry out new tests.
      Yuta Sawada, a section chief in Hope’s consumer strategy department, is initially dismissive of Akamatsu’s demands, until his colleagues’ secretive behavior arouses his curiosity. He begins his own investigation, and unwittingly discovers a vast conspiracy to cover up a past product recall, in response to an incident that never should have happened again.
      Hope continues to be uncooperative, and Akamatsu’s pleas fall on deaf ears. To protect the company he inherited from his parents, as well as his staff and family, and most of all, to stay true to his strong sense of justice, Akamatsu decides to take on the massive corporation himself. Meanwhile, Sawada struggles with his status as a salaried employee within a huge hierarchy, as well as his own conception of right and wrong.
      What lies ahead for these two men after their quests for truth collide head-on?