Takashi Miike's latest movie, Lion Standing Against The Wind, has got a shiny new trailer. No English subtitles on this one but we'll take anything we can get from Takashi Miike. Based on the novel "Kaze ni Tatsu Lion" by singer, composer, novelist & actor Masashi Sada, the new film - which finds Miike in calmer, more reflective waters - is inspired by Dr. Koichiro Shibata, who volunteered for medical service activity in Kenya, Africa. Kaze ni Tatsu Lion is due for release back home on March 15, 2015.
Synopsis: Koichiro Shimada (Takao Osawa) is sent to a research facility in Kenya, Africa by a teaching hospital in Japan. He encounters a desperate situation and decides to work there as a doctor, treating patients hurt in battles. He struggles with nurses and colleagues at the hospital. Koichiro Shimada then encounters a boy soldier severely wounded mentally. This changes Koichiro Shimada’s fate.