The movie “Father of the Galactic Railroad” starring Koji Yakusho is currently in theaters. In the film, Nana Mori’s performance as Toshi, the younger sister of Kenji Miyazawa, played by Masaki Suda, is attracting a lot of attention.
The film is based on the Naoki Prize-winning novel of the same title by Keiki Kadoi. The film is a moving depiction of the 37-year life of Miyazawa Kenji, whose one-of-a-kind poems and stories are still loved around the world today, from the perspective of his father, Seijiro.
The “refill galaxy” phenomenon, in which viewers who have seen the film more than once cannot get enough of it and keep coming back to the theater for more, is making waves.
The actor who plays Masajiro, who is swept away by his overflowing love for his son and comes to love Kenji’s story more than anyone else, is played by Koji Yakusho, who has won the Best Actor Award at the Japan Academy Prize three times and was awarded the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival on March 27. Masaki Suda, who has also won the Japan Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, plays Kenji, who is as delicate and innocent as clear glass.
However, even in the face of such a “Koji Yakusho vs. Masaki Suda” battle, Nana Mori’s performance as Toshi is not inferior at all. On the contrary, there were many scenes where I was astonished by her wonderful performance that went beyond my imagination.
For Kenji, who is troubled by the rejection of his application for higher education,
Kenji, who was troubled by the rejection of his application for higher education, was told that “going on to school will eventually benefit the Miyazawa family. Your father is a “new father” who understands this.
Toshi persuades Masajiro by saying, “Your father is a ‘new father’ who understands this.
When his grandfather Kisuke (Min Tanaka), who suffers from dementia, starts to act up, Kenji is horrified, but he keeps his cheeks shut and tells him to “die a clean death,
He tells Kenji to “die a clean death.
Toshi tells Kenji to “die a clean death” and hugs him tightly.
Kenji takes a manuscript out of the trunk and reads “Kaze no Matasaburo” to Toshi.
Toshi, who is suffering from an incurable disease, bursts into tears of joy. Seeing him, Kenji spins the story with his pen as if praying for a miracle.
Toshi, who is both powerful and fragile, is the mainstay of the Miyazawa family. These scenes would not have been possible without Nana Mori.
Mr. Yakusho said of Ms. Mori’s performance, “Her presence at the time of Toshi’s death was wonderful, and although it was sad, it was a beautiful scene that brought the family together.
However, at the crank-in, director Izuru Narushima told Mori, “It’s not good at all,” and Mori says he was frustrated and miserable. Still, he did not give up and said, “I just have to do it! and as he persevered, he began to enjoy the film,
I was able to produce more power than I had imagined,” Mori recalls.
Mori recalls the time of filming.
Mori recalls the filming of the movie.
Toshi is a very strong boy, and I felt that you have that kind of strength yourself,” said Koji Yakusho.
says Koji Yakusho. What is the source of actress Nana Mori’s strength?
Mori’s parents divorced when she was 9 years old. While living in a shack-like house in Oita Prefecture, she dreamed of becoming an actress. During the summer vacation of her third year of junior high school, she was scouted in Oita, and while attending a local high school, she moved to Tokyo to audition for the role of the heroine in the hit animated film “Weather Child” in ’19, after winning over 2,000 auditions.
The following year, she was also selected for “The Last Letter,” a film directed by Shunji Iwai, whom she admired, and won numerous newcomer awards. In the same year, she played the leading role in the serial drama “Kono Koi Atarimasu ka” (TBS), which was broadcast in the GP zone, and she rose to stardom.
However, in 2009, she was involved in an “office transfer scandal,” and her offers for movies and TV dramas dropped sharply. However, when she starred in the Netflix series “Maiko-san-chi no manai-san” (Maiko’s Kitchen), which was released in January 2011, Hirokazu Kore-eda, the director in charge of overall direction and scriptwriting, asked her to play the lead role in the movie, and she said, “She is a little tree inside of me.
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda, who also wrote the script and directed the film, said, “She has a little KIKI Kirin inside her.
Her performance in this film has been the focus of much attention.
Mori says that she was very torn about whether or not to act in the film. However, she played a great role against a big-name actor and emerged as one of the most talented young actresses in the industry.
She is now a person of the moment, starring in the movie “Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia,” which will be released in June, and in the July season she will play the lead role in the Monday 9 drama “Midsummer Cinderella” (Fuji TV) with Shoutarou Mamiya. Mori is a person of the moment. She has a big opportunity coming her way,” said a person involved in a wide-ranging TV show.
Nana Mori has overcome many adversities and is evolving, and as she turns 22 this summer, we can expect to see her make even greater strides in the future.
Literature： Ukon Shima (Broadcaster and video producer)
He is involved in program production in a wide range of genres, including variety, news, and sports programs. He has also planned and published numerous books on female TV announcers, idols, and the TV industry. While working on documentary programs, he became interested in history and recently published "Ieyasu was dead in Sekigahara" (Takeshobo Shinsho). She is also publishing the e-book series "Ibun Chakurezuregusa" (Different Tales of a Craftsman).
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