by Chris MaGee
In September it was announced that 39-year-old director Tatsushi Omori, the man behind the controversial 2005 independent film "Whispering of the Gods", was shooting his sophomore film. Titled "Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni (A Crowd of Three)" the film stars Shota Matsuda and Kengo Kora (above) as two young men who have grown up in a juvenile institution and who hit the road when to visit their brother who is locked up in prison. Along the way they are joined by a young woman named Kayo-chan, played by Sakura Ando.
"Kenta to Jun to Kayo-chan no Kuni" isn't due to premiere in Japan until later this month when it will get its first screening at the Tokyo Filmex Festival, but we can get an idea of what to expect from the newly released trailer that Kevin Ouellette has posted over at Nippon Cinema. No shicking scenes of graphic sexuality in this one like in Omori's "Whispering of the Gods"... at least it doesn't look like it. Instead the film looks like a straight forward of a bit quirky drama packed with some pretty serious talent. Follow the link above to check out what looks like it could be one of the more interesting Japanese films of 2010.