[2020 BIFF] “Wife of a Spy” Director “A Japanese war crime movie? I don’t need a lot of resolution”

[Reporter Yang So-young on the Daily Economy Star Today]

“Wife of a Spy” Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa expressed his feelings about making a movie about Japanese war crimes.

On the afternoon of the 26th, an online press conference for the 25th Busan International Film Festival gala presentation film ‘Wife of a Spy’ was held, while director Kiyoshi Kurosawa attended. Park Sun-young, senior programmer, also joined.

Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa said, “I don’t need a lot of determination or courage. I wasn’t so conscious. I tried to contain it so as not to fall against historical facts. It wasn’t the part I was very conscious of.”

“On the other hand, while drawing history, I thought that it should be entertainment. I wanted to make it possible to establish a suspense or melodrama while arranging the background of the times. I don’t know what kind of story I will hear in Japan in the future, but I didn’t have a big resolution.”

In the film, in 1940, just before the Pacific War, Yusaku, a Kobe trader who lived happily with his wife Satoko, went to Manchuria for business, witnessed a scene of tremendous atrocities there, and decided to inform the world. Satoko decides that her husband’s secret will threaten their perfect family, so desperately stops Yusaku, but eventually joins in his cause and willingly decides to become a ‘Wife of a Spy’.

Director Kiyoshi wrote the script with Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Tadashi Nohara. Actors such as Yuu Aoi, Issei Takahashi, and Masahiro Higashide appeared.


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