Hiroshi Abe (阿部寛), Shoji Murakami (村上ショージ), Satomi Ishihara (石原さとみ), Rena Nonen (能年玲奈), Yu Koyanagi (小柳友)
Directed and Written by Tadafumi Ito (伊藤匡史)
Original Novel by Shusuke Michio (道尾秀介), published by Kodansha
Domestic Distribution by FOX and Phantom Films
Japan Release: November 23, 2012
20th Century Fox presents thrilling, swindling entertainment in an
adaptation of a novel by Naoki Prize winning author, Shusuke Michio.
The Feel-Good Swindle of the Year! Rip-roaring entertainment by
best-selling author, Shusuke Michio!
Two lovable con artists provide grist for some feel-good entertainment in this film adaptation of Japan Mystery Writer’s Association Award winning novel, "Crow's Thumb", penned by Japan’s number one best-selling author and Naoki Prize winner, Shusuke Michio.
A versatile and formidable cast
A wonderfully charismatic ensemble of actors join forces, led by A-list leading male, Hiroshi Abe (The Wing of Kirin('12), Therumae Romae, ('12), Satomi Ishihara as the heroine, the year’s most promising young actress in Rena Nonen, featuring Yu Koyanagi (CROWS Zero, '07) and the ever-popular veteran talent, Shoji Murakami.
Getting swindled has never felt so good!
Never trust tall tales, or reality, either.
Take and Tetsu are two middle-aged men who have been failed by life, but who are banking on better fortunes as upstart con artists. Circumstances, however, soon find them living together with an innocently attractive young girl named Mahiro, who is actually a skilled pickpocket, her elder sister, Yahiro, and a slacker clock-mechanic-wannabe boyfriend named Kantaro. The quirky household is soon threatened, however, by a yakuza gangster just out of jail who wants revenge for being conned by Take years ago. It turns out he is the same hood who drove Mahiro and Yahiro’s mother to suicide. The 5 of them decide to embark upon a major sting operation aimed at the yakuza’s office safe in hopes of riches, revenge and a break from their miserable lives. Their only weapons are an air gun and some good con artist techniques. As the suspense mounts in this reversal-of-fortune high jinks action, who is really getting conned? And what surprise awaits to turn the whole story on its head? Take part in the definitive feel-good swindle picture of the year! And that’s no con.