A Terminal Trust
|A Terminal Trust|
|Directed by||Masayuki Suo|
|Produced by||Chihiro Kameyama|
|Written by||Masayuki Suo|
|Based on||Tsui no Shintaku
by Tatsuki Saku
|Music by||Yoshikazu Suo|
|Edited by||Junichi Kikuchi|
A Terminal Trust (終の信託 Tsui no Shintaku) is a 2012 Japanese drama film directed by Masayuki Suo and starring Tamiyo Kusakari, Koji Yakusho, Takao Osawa and Tadanobu Asano. It is Suo's first fiction film since I Just Didn't Do It (2007).
- Tamiyo Kusakari as Ayano Orii
- Koji Yakusho as Shinzo Egi
- Takao Osawa as Tsukahara
- Tadanobu Asano as Takai
Mark Schilling of The Japan Times said, "Expect something thoughtful, informed — and utterly unlike the usual sob-fest Japanese medical melodrama." James Hadfield of Time Out said, "Trust director Masayuki Suo to reunite the stars of his most popular film for a cheery romantic drama about assisted dying. Shall We Dance? leads Tamiyo Kusakari and Koji Yakusho play a doctor and her terminally ill patient, with a support cast including Tadanobu Asano and Takao Osawa." Hugo Ozman of Twitch Film described the film as "a thought-provoking film that will please viewers who like serious dramas" and "a beautiful film with deep meanings and some of the best performances in a Japanese film this year." However, John Defore of The Hollywood Reporter said, "It's understandable Suo would want to give so much screen time to the highly sympathetic Yakusho, but doing so doesn't serve the dramatic structure of a film that might've been much more provocative than it is."
- DeFore, John (September 3, 2012). "A Terminal Trust (Tsui No Shintaku): Montreal Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Hadfield, James (October 5, 2012). "TIFF: what to watch". Time Out. Archived from the original on November 26, 2012.
- Schilling, Mark (October 19, 2012). "Understand Japanese cinema". The Japan Times.
- Ozman, Hugo (September 25, 2012). "Japanese Film Festival 2012 Review: A TERMINAL TRUST Is So Close To Being Another Suo Masayuki Classic". Twitch Film.
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