The Eternal Zero - Eien no Zero
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- Movie: The Eternal Zero
- Romaji: Eien no Zero
- Japanese: 永遠の0
- Director: Takashi Yamazaki
- Writer: Naoki Hyakuta (novel) Tamio Hayashi
- Producer: Minami Ichikawa, Tatsuro Hatanaka, Hitoshi Endo, Shuji Abe, Chikahiro Ando, Manabu Endo, Keiichiro Moriya
- Cinematographer: Kouzou Shibazaki
- Release Date: December 21, 2013
- Runtime: 144 min.
- Genre: Drama / Military
- Distributor: Toho
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
A young man Kentaro Saeki (Haruma Miura) keeps failing his bar test and does not know what to do any more. His older sister Keiko is a freelance writer. Kentaro and Keiko begin to search for information on their grandfather Kyuzo Miyabe (Junichi Okada) who died in the special forces during World War II.
Their grandfather Kyuzo Miyabe was terrified of death and obsessed with life. Why did he join the special forces? According to his fellow navy soldiers, Kyuzo Miyabe was a genius and also a coward. Kentaro and Keiko then discovers the shocking truth which has been sealed for 60 years.
- Based on the novel "Eien no Zero" by Naoki Hyakuta (published by Ohta Publishing Company, August 24, 2006).
- Filming takes place from June 12, 2012 - August, 2012. Shooting takes place in Kagoshima, Amami Oshima , Chiba, & Ibaraki, Japan.
- Related titles:
- The Eternal Zero | Eien no Zero (2013)
- The Eternal Zero | Eien no Zero (TV Tokyo / 2015)
|Junichi Okada||Haruma Miura||Mao Inoue||Gaku Hamada||Hirofumi Arai|
|Kyuzo Miyabe||Kentaro Saeki||Matsuno||Isaki||Kageura|
|Shota Sometani||Takahiro Miura||Tatsuya Ueda||Min Tanaka||Gaku Yamamoto|
|Oishi||Takeda||Koyama||Kageura (present day)||Takeda (present day)|
|Mikijiro Hira||Isao Hashizume||Kazue Fukiishi||Jun Fubuki||Isao Natsuyagi|
|Hasegawa (present day)||Isaki (present day)||Keiko Saeki||Sayako||Kenichiro|
Additional Cast Members:
- Ken Aoki - Ito
- Yuya Endo - Kagawa
- Rakuto Tochihara - Teranishi
- Takashi Kitadai - Kasai
- Yuki Furukawa
- 2014 (16th) Udine Far East Film - April 25-May 3, 2014 *International Festival Premiere
- 2014 (13th) New York Asian Film Festival - June 27-July 14, 2014 *U.S. Premiere
- 2014 (8th) JAPAN CUTS - July 10-20, 2014 *U.S. Premiere