Kurosawa's A PERFECT DAY FOR PLESIOSAUR Retitled REAL, Set For June Release

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Fans of Kurosawa Kiyoshi, take note. The acclaimed Japanese director's next has landed itself a far more straightforward international title - switching from the cumbersome A Perfect Day For Plesiosaur to Real - and a June 1, 2013 release date in Japan.

Koichi and Atsumi are lovers who have known each other all their lives. A year ago, however, a suicide attempt by Atsumi left her in a coma. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect of a comatose patient's mind, Koishi tries to find out why Atsumi tried to kill herself, and to bring her back to consciousness. He enters her subconscious, and is told to find a picture of a plesiosaur she drew when she was a child. It turns out that a childhood incident buries in their past will bring their minds together.
Kurosawa returned to screens following a four year absence with 2012 TV project Penance and this is his first true theatrical project since 2008's Tokyo Sonata. Satoh Takeru, Ayase Haruka and Joe Odagiri star.

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  • Mr. Cavin

    The original title was beautiful and literary and this one is meaningless and anonymous. Smooth move. Still can't wait to see this, though.

  • when you say Kurosawa, there's only one, and that's Akira Kurosawa. If it's someone else, must use full name. There.

  • Martin Wagner

    I think everyone knows by now that Akira has passed on, so there can be no new films coming out from him.

  • I know that :(

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