Million Dollar Man
Original Title:
億男

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Introduction

The nominee for the Japan Booksellers’ Award 2015! A best seller in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and many other nations. A much-discussed novel with over 800,000 copies sold. Original story written by the prominent film producer/ author Genki Kawamura, the film is a new kind of entertainment that centers on the idea of “money” by depicting a hellish journey of a man who goes to see various billionaires to seek for the true meaning of happiness, family and friendship.
Director is Keishi Otomo who has been a pioneer of a brand new entertainment with “Rurouni Kenshin”.

The unprecedented collaboration of casts gives even bigger excitement to this movie.
Takeru Sato plays the unlucky man “Kazuo”: huge in debt, family torn apart, but one day pulls himself out of the fire by winning a lottery with the prize of 300 million yen! “I can bring back my life...” but soon later, his friend who supposed to be a billionaire disappears with the prize money.
Tsukumo, the billionaire friend of Kazuo who yet mysteriously disappears with Kazuo’s 300 million yen, is played by Issey Takahashi. His unforgettable acting can be seen as early as in “Shin Godilla”(2016) and “The Lies She Loved”(2017).
Also, the story is lead by other unique characters acted by Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ikki Kitamura, Erica Sawajiri, Eliza Ikeda who are all highly prominent in their acting career and popularity. Behold the chemistry of the unprecedented casting that no one has ever seen before!

Story

Ever since his brother ran up a debt of 30 million yen and took off, librarian Kazuo (Takeru Sato) has been moonlighting at a bread factory in order to pay it off. When his wife Masako has lost patience with her husband’s obsession to pay off the debt and the low regard he shows for their family, she leaves behind divorce papers, and runs off with their daughter, Madoka. When it rains it pours, and Kazuo hits the lottery to the tune of 300 million yen. It occurs to him that not only will this pay off the debt, but it will get his family back. However, looking over the Internet at past lottery winners, he sees that their lives are far from perfect. Frightened, Kazuo decides to seek advice from close friend Tsukumo (Issey Takahashi), who became a billionaire after starting a business of his own. Kazuo is in high spirits to be reunited after so long with his friend, and the two hit the town for a night out. After passing out, Kazuo wakes up the next morning to find Tsukumo gone…along with his 300 million yen.

Original Story
Genki Kawamura
Director
Keishi Otomo
Screenplay
Yoshiki Watabe
Keishi Otomo
Cast
Takeru Sato
Issey Takahashi
Haru Kuroki
Tatsuya Fujiwara
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