by Chris MaGee
Back in May we reported that Isao Yukisada, the man who brought us such films as "Go" and "Crying Out Love at the Center of the World" was bringing a long fermenting dream project to the screen. Since its publication in 2002 Yukisada has wanted to adapt Shuichi Yoshida's novel "Parade" to the big screen. The book, which won the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize, tells the story of a group of four 20-somethings living together in a cramped 2LDK apartment (two bedrooms, living room, dining room, and kitchen) in Tokyo. The lives of these four change when a string of disturbing crimes takes place in their neighbourhood and a male prostitute moves in with them.
"Battle Royale" and "Death Note" star Tatsuya Fujiwara heads up a cast which also includes Karina, Shihori Kanjiya, Keisuke Koide, and Kento Hayashi, and all can be seen discussing the film and book with Yukisada in a viudeo posted at the newly launched website for "Parade" (sadly no subtitles though). Check it out here.
Thanks to CinemaCafe.net for the heads up on this and the above image. "parade" is due out in Japanese theatres in the spring of next year.