Kurosawa's REAL Brings Minds Together In Lightning-Fast First Trailer

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

Bam! Zoom! Mind meld! The first teaser for Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Real (formerly known as A Perfect Day For Plesiosaur) may not not have any English subtitles, but it still got me plenty excited.

Set for theatrical release in Japan on June 1, Kurosawa's first true theatrical project since 2008's Tokyo Sonata revolves around two minds coming together as one.

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.

But forget that -- the trailer presents a blitzkrieg of images and serves as a great tease for what's to come. Satoh Takeru, Ayase Haruka, and Joe Odagiri star.

I'm going to watch it again. Thanks to Nippon Cinema.

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  • Prfff. That trailer is everything his movies are not. Fast and bombastic

  • neil

    LOL a pleiosaur still shows up in the end. It's like "Tree of Life" all over again.

  • jj.

    Reminds me of Pulse visually. I really wish Kurosawa had continued down the non-genre path of Tokyo Sonata, though.

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