About the film
The Prisoner of Sakura
Release Date: March 22, 2019
|Production Companies||:||Amuse, BCM Roadshow Productions, First Channel, Heisei Project, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners|
|Writers||:||Kazuhiko Tanaka, Masaki Inoue, Konstantin Samoylenko, Jumpei Aoyoma, Shunsuke Katori|
With all the unrest and uncertainty in the world today, now feels as good a time as any for a movie portraying good will and love between people from opposing countries. The film is a love story set in the city of Matsuyama in Ehime Prefecture on the Japanese island of Shikoku against the historical backdrop of the Russo-Japanese War. The movie is centered around the romance between a Russian officer, a war prisoner in Matsuyama, and a Japanese nurse who find themselves on opposing sides of the war. It is a kind of "Romeo and Juliet story of the Russo-Japanese War".