OFFICIAL SITE – http://www.hanadama-movie.com/
CAST – Shima Onishi, Iori, Ken Yoshizawa, Annu Mari, Kan Mikami
SYNOPSIS – “Hana-Dama”—a flower in the wasteland. This flower is a symbol of earthly desires and every human is overwhelmed by desire and their rationality collapses wherever the flower is in bloom. And even today, the “Hana-Dama” continues to blossom profusely somewhere in the world.
The story is set in a film theater, the facility keeps on closing one after another during recent years.
The last day has come to a film theater which has been maintained by a film-loving owner, the staff, and their unique audiences. The symbol of human desire, “Hana-Dama,” blossoms at the theater and instigates people’s erratic behavior. Upon facing its closure, tremendous chaos that will be noted in the history of Japanese film takes place within this film theater.
Pathos and eroticism. Madness and outburst. Witness this film which could be seen as a Hisayasu Sato version of “Cinema Paradiso.”
In succession to the preceding “HANA-DAMA,” the film is directed by Hisayasu Sato who is considered to be one of the “Four Heavenly Kings of Pink.” Also, staff who have supported the Japanese film industry are assembled, starting with screenwriter Shinji Imaoka and music composer Yoshihide Otomo.
Leading character Sawamura is played by Shima Onishi who has steadily grown in his career through films such as “Caterpillar” and “The Ravine of Goodbye.” The role of a girl all in black is played by a new actress, Iori, with all her might. Other actors such as Yota Kawase and Kanade Ai, who are now essential supporting actors in Japanese film, an acting master Ken Yoshizawa who has been a regular performer in the films by Koji Wakamatsu and also played in “Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen,” Annu Mari, a renowned actress most known for “Branded to Kill” and “Key Hunter,” and Kan Mikami, both a unique actor and a musician, also show their energetic performances. – http://yubarifanta.com/