Spirit of fire

2024

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torao

Spirit of fire

international

debut film

festival

"Torao"

March 05, Sunday, 17:45, Small auditorium of the Arts Center for Gifted Children of the North, 18+
Having worked as a detective for thirty years and solved many criminal cases, Torao leads a secluded life after finishing his career. But one case, which was never fully investigated, haunts him. This is the murder of a woman, a swimming coach. By chance, Torao meets student Kayako and decides to resume the investigation. Will such an unusual team - a retired detective and a university student - be able to find the real criminal?
Torao lives alone after finishing a 30-year career as a skilled detective, during which he solved many criminal cases. One particular case – the only one that he didn’t manage to solve – has remained on his mind: the murder of a female swimming coach. Torao meets a female college student Kayako by accident and decide to start a re-examination of the unsolved case. Can the unusual team of a former detective and a female university student achieve their goal of finding the real criminal?
 

Japan / 2021 / 98 min. / Color / Stereo

Directed and written by: Kazuya Murayama
Cinematographer: Evgeniy Suzuki
Artist: Yuki Ishiyama, Miki Nakamura
Cast: Torao Nishimura, Sakiko Kato, Ayano Ogata, Tomoya Kono, Masaaki Kono, Tadashi Nagasawa, Kazue Minami, Osamu Nakayachi
Producer: Kazuya Murayama
Production: Torao Committee
Rights: Kazuya Murayama
kaz_murayama@mac.com

Japan / 2021 / 98 min. /Color/Stereo

Director & scriptwriter: Kazuya Murayama
Camera: Evgeny Suzuki
Design: Yuki Ishiyama, Miki Nakamura
Cast: Torao Nishimura, Sakiko Kato, Ayano Ogata, Tomoya Kono, Masaaki Kono, Tadashi Nagasawa, Kazue Minami, Osamu Nakayachi
Producer: Kazuya Murayama
Production: Torao Committee
World sales: Kazuya Murayama
kaz_murayama@mac.com

KAZUYA MURAYAMA

Born in 1982 in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. In 2002, while studying at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, he began making videos based on short films. After returning to Japan in 2004, he worked for an advertising company. Since 2008 - independent director of music videos and commercials.

KAZUYA MURAYAMA

Born in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, in 1982. In 2002 he began producing videos from short films while attending City University of New York Brooklyn College. After returning to Japan in 2004, he worked for a commercial production company. He started as a freelance video director focusing on music video and commercial since 2008.