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Kasane: Beauty and Fate

(累-かさね-)

 
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Fantasia Festival- Official Selection

Awards:

Neuchatel Int’l Fantastic Film Festival- Audience Award
Japan Academy Prize- Newcomer of the Year (Kyoko Yoshine)

 

 
Synopsis:

Based on the manga series Kasane by Daruma Matsuura, Kasane: Beauty and Fate is a psychological thriller from director Yuichi Satoh (Blueberry Night) and stars Kyoko Yoshine (The Anthem of the Heart) and Tao Tsuchiya (The 8-Year Engagement) as two young actresses who have the ability to swap faces through the use of a mysterious lipstick. The film also stars Tadanobu Asano (Thor) who shines in his role as a conniving instigator who will stop at nothing to recapture his past glory.

 

Kasane (Yoshine) is the daughter of famous actress Sukeyo (Rei Dan), a woman known for her outstanding beauty and incredible talent. Blessed with impressive performing skills, Kasane however lives with a face deformed by a giant scar. Ashamed of her appearance, she suffers from extreme shyness.

 

When Sukeyo dies, she leaves her daughter an enchanted lipstick that gives its wearer the power to switch faces with whomever they kiss. One of her mother’s acquaintance’s, Habuta (Asano), puts Kasane in contact with Nina (Tsuchiya), an arrogant actress who looks divine but is completely talentless. A deal is then made for Kasane to change faces with Nina and thus create the ultimate actress. But Habuta’s plan is far much crueller than it looks...

 

 

 
Cast:

Tao Tsuchiya, Kyoko Yoshine, Tadanobu Asano, Rei Dan

Director: Yuichi Satoh
Duration (min) : 112 min (tbc), Th
Version: Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Suspense
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except Japan

Japan

2018