A Boy and His Samurai
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- Movie: A Boy and His Samurai
- Romaji: Chonmage Purin
- Japanese: ちょんまげぷりん
- Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
- Writer: Gen Araki (novel), Yoshihiro Nakamura
- Cinematographer: Gen Kobayashi
- Release Date: July 31, 2010
- Runtime: 108 min.
- Genre: Drama/Comedy
- Distributor: J Storm
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Kijima Yasube (Ryo Nishikido), a samurai from the Edo Period, travels through time - 180 years - to arrive in present day Japan. He then meets divorcee Hiroko (Rie Tomosaka) & her son Tomoya (Fuku Suzuki). Yasube ends up working for Hiroko as a housemaid in return for food and lodging. One day. Yasube starts to make pastries for Tomoya, which leads to Yasube become popular patissier. In the process the three become very close, but the moment they must say good bye also draws near ...
- Actor Ryo Nishikido attended cooking classes for two months to prepare for his role in "Chonmage Purin".
- Filming begins February 6th, 2010.
|Ryo Nishikido||Rie Tomosaka||Fuku Suzuki||Hiroki Konno|
|Kijima Yasube||Hiroko Yusa||Tomoya Yusa||Tanaka|
|Keisuke Horibe||Hitomi Sato||Shiori Kutsuna||Yuji Nakamura||Jun Inoue|
|Shirozaki||Yoshie Hiraishi||MC||Tonoma Tomoharu|
Additional Cast Members:
- 2011 (10th) New York Asian Film Festival - July 1-14, 2011 *North American Premiere
- 2011 (7th) Fantastic Fest - September 22-29, 2011 *Texas Premiere
- 2011 (12th) San Diego Asian Film Festival - October 20 - 28, 2011 - Asia Pop!
- 2012 (16th) Fantasia Film Festival - July 19-August 9, 2012 *Quebec Premiere