The Lion Standing in the Wind

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2015
  • Running time: 139 min
The Lion Standing in the Wind is a 2015 Japanese drama film directed by Takashi Miike. It was released on March 14, 2015. It is based on the true story of a Japanese doctor working in Africa using information from letters sent home to the girl he left behind in Japan. read more

The Lion Standing in the Wind is a 2015 Japanese drama film directed by Takashi Miike. It was released on March 14, 2015. It is based on the true story of a Japanese doctor working in Africa using information from letters sent home to the girl he left behind in Japan. The letters originally formed the basis for the popular 1987 Japanese song "Kaze ni Tatsu Lion" by Masashi Sada, who was encouraged by actor Takao Osawa to adapt the song into a novel. The novel was released in 2013 and was later adapted into the 2015 film directed by Takashi Miike.

Original Release

03/14/2015

Cast

Takao Ohsawa Koichiro Shimada
Satomi Ishihara Wakako Kusano
Yôko Maki Takako Akishima
Masato Hagiwara Katsuhiko Aoki
Ryôhei Suzuki Taro Tagami
Ayako Fujitani Satoko Kojima
Honoka Matsumoto Satoko Kojima (young)
Kumi Nakamura Kiyomi Akijima
Hajime Yamazaki Seiichi Akijima
Renji Ishibashi Masayuki Murakami
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Takashi Miike

Writers

Masashi Sada, Hiroshi Saitô

Cast

Takao Ohsawa Koichiro Shimada
Satomi Ishihara Wakako Kusano
Yôko Maki Takako Akishima
Masato Hagiwara Katsuhiko Aoki
Ryôhei Suzuki Taro Tagami
Ayako Fujitani Satoko Kojima
Honoka Matsumoto Satoko Kojima (young)
Kumi Nakamura Kiyomi Akijima
Hajime Yamazaki Seiichi Akijima
Renji Ishibashi Masayuki Murakami
Jason Corder White Doctor #2
Lydia Gitachu
Jun'ya Maki Koichiro Shimada (child)
Patrick Oketch Afundi
Nick Reding White Doctor #1

Producers

Editors

Kenji Yamashita

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