Sunday, 30 October 2016


It's a cold Sunday morning here in England so let's slow things down a little with a new Japanese movie set for home release on November 16, 2016. Taking a break from brutality, murder and slaughter for a few moments, the question is, what would you be willing to erase from the world in order to live another day? If I had to choose between cats and mankind I would probably go for the latter, but that's just me. It's an intriguing set-up though, and you can read all about it below.

Sato Takeru stars in the film adaptation of the novel, If Cats Disappeared from the World (a.k.a. Sekai kara Neko ga Kieta nara), by Kawamura Genki. Directed by Nagai Akira (Judge!), the film blends fantasy and human drama to capture the emotional world of a young man coming to terms with life and death. Miyazaki Aoi co-stars as his first love while Okuda Eiji and Harada Mieko play his parents. No word on an English subtitled release yet but we will keep you updated. For now you can check out the English subtitled teaser below, and an extended trailer by clicking on the link.

Synopsis: Sato Takeru plays a postman who lives a quiet and solitary life with his cat. Every day, he goes to work as usual and when he returns home, he watches a movie selected by his friend. Then one day, he collapses and the doctor informs him of his impending death. That night, he meets the devil who looks exactly like him. The two strike up a deal: the postman's life will be extended one day for every one thing that disappears from the world. But with each thing that disappears – phones, movies, clocks – his past and present will change dramatically and his life will be gradually robbed of all that he holds dear.

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