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DVD Release: Crime or Punishment?!? – A film by Keralino Sandorovich!

DVD release date: 14th May 2012

Have you ever experienced a day when you are carrying on as usual just like the day before but strange things keep happening one after another on that particular day? This is a slapstick comedy, like Kafka’s novel, filled with incongruous nightmares and nonsensical laughter.

Ayame (Riko Narumi) is an unsuccessful girl celebrity, who happens to take on the PR role of a “police chief for a day”. The job of a campaign girl is to smile and act as a police chief for one day. It should have been a simple job, however, the police station staff treat her like the real police chief and look to her for instructions, which makes Ayame feel perplexed. In addition, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Haruki (Kento Nagayama), who is now a detective at the station, which means her ex is her subordinate for the day.

Furthermore, Haruki holds a dreadful secret which was the cause for the couple’s separation. To make matters worse, a major event takes place on that particular day, and the situation takes an unexpected turn. Would Ayame be able to solve the case, and what is Haruki’s secret?

DVD Special Features:

45 minute Making Of

Excerpts from the original stage play

Theatrical Trailer

Trailers of other Third Window releases

Director – Keralino Sandorovich Profile

Born in 1963 in Tokyo . In 1982 he formed a new wave band, Uchoten. In 1985 with Inuko Inuyama and Minosuke he also established a theatre company, Gekidan Kenko, where he commenced theatrical works. After the company’s dissolution in 1992, the following year, he formed Nylon 100℃. He won the 43rd Kishida Kunio Drama Award for his “ Frozen Beach ” in 1999. In the theatre, in addition to productions by his theatre company, he headed up and participated in other troupes as well as participating in many external productions. His recent works include an award winning “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by SIS Company Inc.(Directed), “Okasankana” by Cube (Written and Directed), and “The Lower Depths” by Theatre Cocoon on Repertoire 2008 (Directed). In films, he directed “1980” (2003), “ A Delicious Way to Kill” (2006) and“Gumi Chocolate Pine” (2007) as well as this film. As for TV dramas, he wrote the script and produced“Jikokeisatsu” (TV Asahi, eighth episode) and “Kaettekita Jiko Keisatsu” (fourth episode).


Written & Directed by Keralino Sandorovich

Riko Narumi, Kento Nagayama

Yasunori Danta, Inuko Inuyama, Hajime Yamazaki, Megumi Okina, Koji Okura, Sakura Ando

Yui Ichikawa, Yu Tokui, Eriko Sato, Seiji Rokkaku, Minosuke, Yasuto Hida, Hitomi Takahashi ,

Akira Otaka, Kumiko Aso, Takuya Ishii, Masato Irie ★ Kazuyoshi Kushida

Producers: Joohoon Lee Mato Obata Hiroyuki Kitamaki Chikako Nakabayashi

Planning: Norio Enomoto

Cinematography: Shinji Kugimiya Lighting: Hiroshi Tanabe

Recording: Satoshi Ozaki

Production Design: Kei Itutsuji

Props: Tetsuji Tatsuta

Editing: Koichi Takahashi

Costume: Atsuyuki Okada Make-up: Mariko Honda

Scripter: Kaoru Yamauchi

VFX: Norio Ishii

Production Manager: Ryuta Hashimoto

Music: Fumio Yasuda

Production Companies: Shipyard Company, Booster Project

Ending Theme: (DefSTAR RECORDS) Song by Sowelu Produced by ☆Taku Takahashi

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  1. April 26, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Always loved Japanese comedies and this premise and the characters sounds very very much like a must see!! Thank you~* for the review.


  2. April 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    MorningBerryz :

    Always loved Japanese comedies and this premise and the characters sounds very very much like a must see!! Thank you~* for the review.

    Thanks for your comment, MorningBerryz! Actually, it’s not a review as such – it’s a press release. However, I will be reviewing the film soon and will post my review shortly after.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the film as one of my favourite idols, Yui Ichikawa, makes an appearance. I really like the piece you wrote about her on your blog – everyone should check it out… http://morningberryz48.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/%e3%80%8cfeatured-post%e3%80%8dichikawayui-defines-j-pop/


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