"Odoru Daisousasen" team working on new movie

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2007-11-26 - Producer Chihiro Kameyama and screenwriter Ryoichi Kimizuka are working together on a new film, it was learned on Sunday. The pair gained fame for their work on the popular police drama series "Odoru Daisousasen" (also known as "Bayside Shakedown") - the second movie in that franchise currently holds the record for the highest-grossing Japanese film in history at more than 17.3 billion yen.

Their upcoming movie, titled "Daremo Mamotte Kurenai," also falls within the police genre, but combines it with social issues rather than with comedy. Koichi Sato stars as the detective Katsuura. He is placed in charge of a junior high schooler named Saori (Mirai Shida), whose older brother has been arrested on suspicion of murder. In order to protect the family from judgment by the rest of society, the police have changed their names, temporarily removed them from work and school, and separated them. Katsuura's job is both to protect Saori and to extract some evidence from her, but at the same time, his own family is on the verge of collapse.

Kimizuka is directing the flick. Other cast members include Toshiro Yanagiba, Yuriko Ishida, and Kuranosuke Sasaki. Theatrical release is scheduled for next fall.

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