April Fools (2015 film)

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April Fools
April Fools (film) poster.jpeg
Poster
エイプリルフールズ
Directed byJunichi Ishikawa
Screenplay byRyōta Kosawa
StarringErika Toda
Tori Matsuzaka
Music byYuki Hayashi
CinematographyHironobu Ōishi
Edited byShinji Kawamura
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • April 1, 2015 (2015-04-01)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office¥306.5 million (Japan)

April Fools (エイプリルフールズ) is a 2015 Japanese comedy drama suspense film directed by Junichi Ishikawa. It was released on April 1, 2015.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

In one of the subplots in this film, Ayumi Nitta (Erika Toda) suffers from anthropophobia (extreme shyness & fear of people). She works as a janitor at a hospital. She had a one-night stand with Wataru Makino (Tori Matsuzaka) who is a sex addict and a womanizer getting his way with beautiful women by lying about being a very good surgeon and many other things. Ayumi later realizes that she is pregnant because of that one night stand. When she tells Wataru that she is pregnant, Wataru believes she is a making a bad April Fools joke. Wataru Makino then takes flight attendant Reiko (Nanao) out to an Italian restaurant. He doesn't know that Ayumi Nitta is going to the same restaurant, after he mentioned it when she called him, to confront him to take responsibility for getting her pregnant which escalated to a major incident. Other subplots involve a student (Seishuu Uragami) who thinks he is an alien after reading messages he received via internet, an old lady (Lily) who is being suspected by a police detective (Masanobu Takashima) of being a con offering some kind of shaman service, a middle aged couple (Kotaro Satomi, Sumiko Fuji) pretending to be Japanese royalties to fulfill the dying wife's wish, a 'kidnapped' school student (Minami Hamabe) and her family, and two friends (Masataka Kubota, Masato Yano) who stay together one being a homosexual. All the things that happened in these subplots occurred on April 1st which could be or is mistaken to be April fools prank.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

By April 5, the film had earned ¥306.494 million at the Japanese box office.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ エイプリルフールズ(2015). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  2. ^ 戸田恵梨香は三つ子?松坂桃李が歌手デビュー?「エイプリルフールズ」キャストが嘘つき合戦 (in Japanese). eiga.com inc. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  3. ^ "Japan Box Office Report – 4/4~4/5". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015.

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