Sunday, October 3, 2010

ロミオとジュリエット (Romeo and Juliet)

En français
ロミオとジュリエット is a Japanese adaptation of the well known play by William Shakespeare from 2007. The play as been adapted many time in the cinema, plays, ballet, music, with different ending and the story has been told numerous time in different ways. This adaptation is not different than many other as it threaded of the same impossible love story.

Kihira Juri is a college student, she is studying the Romeo and Juliet play in class. She doesn't really believe in love at first sight and isn't really up for relationship until she meets Morita Hiromichi injured in the park where she always go since she was a kid. She starts to only think about meeting him again. She is the daughter of a policeman in charge of tracking a doctor who is accused to have killed one of his patient. He is the son of the doctor who ran away from his responsibility and family.

One of the particularity of this movie, is that people actually try to sort out everything instead of just confronting each other. That's not the case in most of the adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" that I have seen so far. There is also an pleasant twist on the relationship between the different characters. Juri also like to ask a question about Ginkgo trees but I'll tell you more about Ginkgo trees in the travel section once I go back to Japan.

滝沢 秀明 as Morita Hiromichi (魔女の条件)
長澤 まさみ as Kihira Juri
田中美佐子 as Morita Tokieda
三浦 友和 as Morita Giichi

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