The movie is filled with the breathtaking beauty of Thailand. Director John H. Lee, far right, says, “I want you to feel as if you were in the movie with the characters and breathing the same air with them while watching.”
“Sayonara Itsuka” is a movie based on the novel by Hitonari Tsuji, who is the husband of Miho Nakayama. It was produced by staff from Thailand, Korea and Japan, who were selected by director John H. Lee, the director of “A Moment To Remember.”
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Gerbera was handed to all the audience, according to the wish of Nakayama, “If each of you were a flower, I would want to gather you all up and make a bouquet.”
(The flowers were provided by Internet Hana-Cupid.)
The Japan premiere of "Sayonara Itsuka (Goodbye Someday)", a movie distributed by our subsidiary Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc., was held at United Cinemas Toyosu on January 19.
On that day, the starring actress Miho Nakayama and other members including co-starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and director John H. Lee appeared on stage. Over 400 men and women gathered at the event, who were chosen by lottery via United Cinemas' website, ELLE ONLINE, etc.
The packed hall reverberated with applause when Ms. Nakayama, who played the role of Toko, the main character in the movie who has longed for one man for 25 years, spoke about the movie. "After watching this movie, I hope you will talk with many people about love and crossroads in life." Then, in front of the screen, Japanese pop star Mika Nakashima sang the theme song of the movie, "Always." Ms. Nakayama was moved to tears as Nakashima emotionally sang the heart-rending lyrics based on the story.
"Sayonara Itsuka" is a love story set in Bangkok, Thailand, in which Toko, who is living a freewheeling life, and Yutaka (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a Japanese businessman who has a fiancée, fatefully meet and fall deeply in love, finding themselves at a crossroads in life. It is an adult love story captured by the thought-provoking words, "When people die, there are those who remember being loved and those who remember to have loved." The movie opens in theaters nationwide on January 23 (Sat.). Please enjoy it at a theater near you.
( Jan. 21, 2010 )
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