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Sweetheart Chocolate

[ 甜心巧克力 ]

Director:Tetsuo Shinohara

Drama Romance

World Premiere

10/25 17:45-

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105min Mandarin, Japanese Color | 2012 China=Japan | 

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A love story spanning 10 years with the backdrops of snowscape in Yubari and cityscape in Shanghai. Casting Lin Chiling from Red Cliff, director Tetsuo Shinohara depicts the relationship between two men and a woman.
Lin Yue, an art student from Shanghai, meets rescue team member Mamoru in Yubari and falls in love. After he dies, she carries out his wish to open a chocolate store in Shanghai, and is watched over by Mamoru's friend Soichiro who secretly harbors feelings for her. This Japan-China co-production, set amid the beautiful scenery of Shanghai and Yubari, is the latest film from director Tetsuo Shinohara. It is a story of true love that follows a love triangle over ten years to its conclusion. Starring Lin Chiling ({Red Cliff) as Lin Yue, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi as Soichiro, and newcomer Yusuke Fukuchi as Mamoru.

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10/25 17:45 - 20:00 (105min.)


Guest (tentative): Tetsuo Shinohara(Director), Michelle Mi(Producer/Screenplay)

Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

Tickets ¥1300|Tickets at the Door ¥1300(Tax included)

Special student admission tickets at the door: ¥500(Tax included)


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TOHO CINEMAS Roppongi Hills : Day of the screening 9:30
Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall : 1 hour before the first screening of the day
Cinemart Roppongi : Day of the screening 10:00

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Tetsuo Shinohara

Born in 1962 in Tokyo. After graduating from Meiji University's Faculty of Law, he worked under Yoshimitsu Morita and Shun Nakahara as an assistant director. His first theatrical feature was Tsuki to Kyabetsu (1996). Since then he has directed films across genres, including Sentakuki wa Ore ni Makasero (1999), First Love (2000), Inochi (2002), Karaoke Terror (2003), Breathe In, Breathe Out (2004) and Battle Under Orion (2009).

Director : Tetsuo Shinohara
Producer/Screenplay : Mi Zi
Producer : Pang Hong
Producer : Mato Obata
Screenplay : Tang Di
Music : Joe Hisaishi
Cinematographer : Shogo Ueno
Production Designer : Zhou Xin Ren
Production Designer : Hidetaka Ozawa
Sound Director : Hiroshi Yamagata

Lin Chiling
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Yusuke Fukuchi
Kei Yamamoto

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KEIRIN.JPThe 25th Tokyo International Film Festival will be held with funds provided by Japan Keirin Association.TIFF History
24th Tokyo International Film Festival(2011)