A Terminal Trust

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A Terminal Trust
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Directed by Masayuki Suo
Produced byChihiro Kameyama
Written byMasayuki Suo
Based onTsui no Shintaku
by Tatsuki Saku
Starring Tamiyo Kusakari
Kōji Yakusho
Tadanobu Asano
Takao Osawa
Music byYoshikazu Suo
CinematographyRokuro Terada
Edited byJunichi Kikuchi
Release date
Running time
144 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

A Terminal Trust(終の信託,Tsui no Shintaku) is a 2012 Japanese drama film directed by Masayuki Suo and starring Tamiyo Kusakari, Kōji Yakusho, Tadanobu Asano and Takao Osawa. It is Suo's first fiction film since I Just Didn't Do It (2007).

Masayuki Suo is a Japanese film director. He is best known for his two Japan Academy Prize-winning films, 1992's Sumo Do, Sumo Don't and 1996's Shall We Dance?.

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Cast

Tadanobu Asano Japanese actor

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Release

The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in September 2012 [1] and screened in the Special Screening section at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2012. [2]

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Reception

Mark Schilling of The Japan Times said, "Expect something thoughtful, informed — and utterly unlike the usual sob-fest Japanese medical melodrama." [3] James Hadfield of Time Out said, "Trust director Masayuki Suo to reunite the stars of his most popular film for a cheery romantic drama about assisted dying. Shall We Dance? leads Tamiyo Kusakari and Kōji Yakusho play a doctor and her terminally ill patient, with a support cast including Tadanobu Asano and Takao Osawa." [2] Hugo Ozman of Twitch Film described the film as "a thought-provoking film that will please viewers who like serious dramas" and "a beautiful film with deep meanings and some of the best performances in a Japanese film this year." [4] However, John Defore of The Hollywood Reporter said, "It's understandable Suo would want to give so much screen time to the highly sympathetic Yakusho, but doing so doesn't serve the dramatic structure of a film that might've been much more provocative than it is." [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 DeFore, John (September 3, 2012). "A Terminal Trust (Tsui No Shintaku): Montreal Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. 1 2 Hadfield, James (October 5, 2012). "TIFF: what to watch". Time Out. Archived from the original on November 26, 2012.
  3. Schilling, Mark (October 19, 2012). "Understand Japanese cinema". The Japan Times.
  4. Ozman, Hugo (September 25, 2012). "Japanese Film Festival 2012 Review: A TERMINAL TRUST Is So Close To Being Another Suo Masayuki Classic". Twitch Film. Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2012.