THE WOODSMAN & THE RAIN (blu ray)

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The unlikely shooting of a zombie movie

Katsu, played by internationally acclaimed actor Koji Yakusho (SHALL WE DANCE, 13 ASSASSINS) plays a 60 year-old lumberjack who lives in a small, tranquil village in the mountains.

When a film crew suddenly arrives to shoot a zombie movie, Katsu finds himself unwittingly roped into assisting the production and is increasing frustrated by the pushy crew, especially the young, seemingly spineless director Koichi (Shun Oguri, CROWS ZERO, SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO).

However, an improbable friendship soon develops between Katsu and Koichi, as Katsu comes to see joy in the filmmaking process, and gradually helps Koichi to recover his sense of self. Soon, their bond inspires an unusual collaboration between the villagers and the film crew.

Director: Shuichi Okita

Cast: Kanji Furutachi, Koji Yakusho, Shun Oguri

Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)

Genre: Comedy Drama

Year: 2011

Certification: 15

Runtime: 129mins

Special Features

  • Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer