The Wings of the Kirin

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  • Movie: The Wings of the Kirin
  • Romaji: Kirin no Tsubasa: Gekijoban Shinzanmono
  • Japanese: 麒麟の翼 ~劇場版・新参者~
  • Director: Nobuhiro Doi
  • Writer: Keigo Higashino (novel), Takeharu Sakurai
  • Producer: Jun Nasuda, Hidenori Iyoda, Junichi Shindo, Kazuya Hamana
  • Cinematographer: Hideo Yamamoto
  • World Premiere: October, 2011 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
  • Release Date: January 28, 2012
  • Runtime: 129 min.
  • Genre: Mystery / Drama
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

A man's body is found under the statue of a giraffe with wings in the Nihombashi area of Tokyo. A suspect named Yashima has a car accident and falls unconscious while he is attempting to run away. Yashima's lover Kaori comes from Fukushima and tells detectives that he is absolutely not a criminal. Meanwhile, Detective Kyoichiro Kaga's (Hiroshi Abe) investigates and uncovers a point of contact between the dead body and Yashima. A hidden fact of the victim is revealed which even his children did not know about ...

Notes

  1. "Kirin no Tsubasa: Gekijoban Shinzanmono" is based on Keigo Higashino's "Kyoichiro Kaga" mystery series novels. Specifically the 9th novel in that series "Kirin no Tsubasa".
  2. Filming began May 12, 2011
  3. Related titles:
    1. Shinzanmono (TBS / 2010)
    2. Akai Yubi - Shinzanmono Kaga Kyouichiro Futatabi! (TBS / 2011)
    3. Kirin no Tsubasa: Gekijoban Shinzanmono (2012)
    4. Nemuri no Mori - Shinzanmono Special (TBS / 2014)

Cast

The Wings of the Kirin-Hiroshi Abe.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Yui Aragaki.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Junpei Mizobata.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Tori Matsuzaka.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Masaki Suda.jpg
Hiroshi Abe Yui Aragaki Junpei Mizobata Tori Matsuzaka Masaki Suda
Kyoichiro Kaga Kaori Nakahara Yuhei Matsumiya Yuto Aoyagi Tomoyuki Yoshinaga
The Wings of the Kirin-Kento Yamazaki.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Tokio Emoto.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Seika Taketomi.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Seiya.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Meisa Kuroki.jpg
Kento Yamazaki Tokio Emoto Seika Taketomi Seiya Meisa Kuroki
Tatsuya Sugino Shyogo Yokota Haruka Aoyagi Shota Kurosawa Ami Aoyama
The Wings of the Kirin-Tsutomu Yamazaki.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Takahiro Miura.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Hitori Gekidan.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Natsuko Akiyama.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Shingo Tsurumi.jpg
Tsutomu Yamazaki Takahiro Miura Hitori Gekidan Natsuko Akiyama Shingo Tsurumi
Takamasa Kaga Huyuki Yajima Hajime Itokawa Mieko Yoshinaga Yukio Kodake
The Wings of the Kirin-Yutaka Matsushige.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Rena Tanaka.jpg The Wings of the Kirin-Kiichi Nakai.jpg
Yutaka Matsushige Rena Tanaka Kiichi Nakai
Kobayashi Tokiko Kanamori Takeaki Aoyagi

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Bitter Lemon Watched this film for the 4th time now and still thrilled with the plot twist... :)

nana858 Wow, very similar and identical to Shinzanmono especially the music and the theme. I think this movie is a special of Shinzanmono because the name of the characters such as "Kyoichiro Kaga", "Yuhei Matsumiyais", and "Ami Aoyama" are the same.

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