Monday, February 2, 2009

Could it be? Koji Yakusho's "Gama no Abura" is a comedy?

by Chris MaGee

Hot on the heels of the news that "Cure" and "Retribution" star Koji Yakusho had finally wrapped production on his directorial debut "Gama no Abura (Toad's Oil)" we have a trailer courtesy of Twitch. What's really surprising is that with a plot revolving around a father and son dealing with the fallout of a tragic accident involving the son's girlfriend everyone was expecting a dour, weepy drama... but lo and behold it looks like Yakusho has instead delivered a comedy! Who'd have thought? I certainly wouldn't have, but the proof is in the trailer. Follow the link to Twitch above and see for yourself.

"Gama no Abura (Toad's Oil" is due in Japanese theatres June 6th.

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