EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired US digital and theatrical rights to Japanese fantasy drama Before The Sunset.
Directed by Hiroshi Akabane, the film revolves around a man known as the ‘God of Management’ who has established a successful business and earned the respect of society, but after retirement finds himself alone and lonely in a nursing home.
He tells his story to a college student volunteer, his only friend, who asks God to grant him one wish. When he wishes he were 20 years old again, he wakes up to find himself as a young man living on a college campus.
Japan’s HS Productions has produced the film, which stars Hiroaki Tanaka, Masane Tsukayama, Rikako Miura, Syouzou Uesugi, Shugo Nagashima and Mirai Irako.
The original story is by Ryuho Okawa who also serves as Executive Producer.
The film will receive a theatrical release from September 29 at select AMC Theatres across the U.S. and will also be released in more than 250 cinemas across Japan by Nikkatsu Corporation.
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