In “Toilet NO Pieta”, opening June 6, Noda plays Hiroshi Sonoda, the lead character who has only three months left to live. Lily Frankie, Hana Sugisaki, and Saya Ichikawa also star in the film. Attention for the film skyrocketed when big stars Shinobu Ohtake and Rie Miyazawa were also announced as cast members just the other day. The original screenplay was inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s diary just before his death. Screenwriter and first-time director Daishi Matsunaga created a painfully pure love story.
"Toilet NO Pieta" movie
(C) 2015 "Toilet NO Pieta" production committee
Original draft: Osamu Tezuka
Screenwriter & director: Daishi Matsunaga
Cast: Yojiro Noda, Hana Sugisaki, Lily Franky, Saya Ichikawa, Kanji Furutachi, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Riku Sawada, MEGUMI, Ryo Iwamatsu / Shinobu Otake (special appearance), Rie Miyazawa
Distributor: Shochiku Media Division
Release: June 6 at Shinjuku Piccadilly and other theaters nationwide