THE WHITE ROOM

By Anocha SUWICHAKORNPONG

WA ENTERTAINMENT - as PROD

Drama - Development

The father – the son – the lover. The youth – the rainy days – withered flowers.

    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN, THAILAND, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anocha SUWICHAKORNPONG
    • Writer(s)
    • Anocha SUWICHAKORNPONG
    • Producer(s)
    • Kousuke ONO
    • Synopsis
    • Kyoshi is a 27 year-old architect living in London. Born in Tokyo, he moved to England at the age
      of five with his family. His father is the world-renowned Japanese novelist, Atsushi Fujikawa, who
      became a national pop icon in Japan. Unable to cope with his popularity, Fujikawa and his family
      fled to England, where they have remained ever since. At the age of fourteen, Kyoshi’s parents got
      divorced. He grows up under the shadow of his famous father.
      The film begins when Kyoshi receives a phone call from the hospital. He learns that his father has
      slipped into a comatose state and may pass away anytime soon. He rushes to the hospital. His
      father dies that afternoon. That night Kyoshi drives to his father’s house. While sitting at his
      father’s writing desk, the telephone suddenly rings. Kyoshi picks it up. It is Kaori calling from
      Tokyo. Time seems to stop. A series of flashbacks begins. We see Kyoshi, a few years younger, and
      the very first time he meets Kaori...
      A rainy day. Kyoshi arrives at his father’s house, soaking wet from head to toe. He has come to
      tell his father that he is thinking of moving to Tokyo, even though he does not know anyone
      there. But Fujikawa has a visitor; Kaori is a student from Tokyo who has come to interview his
      father for her doctoral thesis. Their initial meeting is formal and a little awkward. Kaori quickly
      excuses herself, leaving the father and son to get on with their business. On his drive back home,
      Kyoshi spots Kaori waiting at the bus stop. It is raining heavily so he stops to ask her if she might
      need a lift. She agrees. That was the beginning of a friendship.
      Kyoshi begins to have feelings for Kaori. He confides in his best friend, Fiona, who, unbeknownst
      to him, has been in love with him for a long time. Simultaneously, Kaori begins to develop a
      relationship with Fujikawa, which quickly grows into a love affair. And life goes on its normal
      course until one day it slips off tracks···.
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      PUSAN PROMOTION PLAN 2010
      Present day. After Fujikawa’s funeral, Kyoshi flies to Tokyo. He meets with Kaori at a little tea shop. It has been three years since they met the last time. We only observe their meeting from a distance and do not hear their conversation. Finally, Kaori gets up and leaves.
      Six years later. The opening night of Kyoshi’s exhibition. He is now an up-and-coming artist. While he is making a final check before the exhibition opens, he is suddenly reminded of Kaori. We learn about their last meeting in Tokyo, what they had said to each other...
      The exhibition opens.
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