|Directed by||Hideyuki Hirayama|
|Written by||Satoko Okudera |
|Produced by||Kazuto Amano |
|Starring|| Kōichi Satō |
|Cinematography||Katsumi Yanagijima |
|Edited by|| Akimasa Kawashima |
Chieko Suzaki 
|106 minutes |
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