The Ravine of Goodbye
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- Movie: The Ravine of Goodbye (English title) / Goodbye Valley (literal title)
- Romaji: Sayonara Keikoku
- Japanese: さよなら渓谷
- Director: Tatsushi Omori
- Writer: Shuichi Yoshida (novel), Ryo Takada, Tatsushi Omori
- Producer: Yoshiro Hosono, Hirohumi Shigemura, Keisuke Konishi, Juri Takahashi, Akira Morishige
- Cinematographer: Ryo Ohtsuka
- Release Date: June 22, 2013
- Runtime: 117 min.
- Drama: Drama
- Distributor: Phantom Film
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
In a valley, with a dense growth of trees, a baby is killed. The baby's mother Satomi Tachibana (Anne Suzuki) is arrested as the prime suspect. The police also learn that Satomi Tachibana is involved in a romantic relationship with her next door neighbor Shunsuke Ozaki (Shima Onishi). The neighbor's lover Kanako (Yoko Maki) has informed the police of this. Meanwhile, magazine reporter Watanabe (Nao Omori) covers the story. As Watanabe investigates the case, he discovers the shocking fact that Shunsuke Ozaki was involved in a rape case 15 years ago. Even more shocking, Watanabe learns that the victim in the rape case is Shunsuke's lover Kanako.
- Based on the novel "Sayonara Keikoku" by Shuichi Yoshida (published June, 2008 by Shinchosha Publishing Co, Ltd.).
|Yoko Maki||Shima Ohnishi|
|Anne Suzuki||Arata||Hirofumi Arai||Mayu Tsuruta||Nao Omori|
Additional Cast Members:
- Kumi Takiuchi - high school days friend of Natsumi
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