Key of Life

(2012)

Overview

Unemployed 35 year old Sakurai aspired to become an actor, but failed miserably. He decides to end his own life, but first he goes to purify himself at a public bathhouse. While there, he meets the very prosperous Kondo, who subsequently suffers a fall, erasing his memory. On a whim, Sakurai switches locker keys, steals the man's belongings, and decides to pass himself off as Kondo. What Sakurai does not know is that Kondo runs an illegal business, which brings him into contact with ornery Yakuza members. Meanwhile, Kondo has been convinced that he is actually the failed actor Sakurai and he faces the dismal reality of that life with increasing bewilderment. Fortunately, at the hospital he meets the lovely Kanae who, while yearning for marriage, goes out of her way to help "Sakurai" pull himself together. Eventually Kondo regains his memory, but before he can make a new life with Kanae, he has to solve the many problems caused by the theft of his identity.

  1. Kenji Uchida

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Masato Sakai

    Masato Sakai

    Sakurai

  2. Teruyuki Kagawa

    Teruyuki Kagawa

    Kondo

  3. Ryoko Hirosue

    Ryoko Hirosue

    Kanae Mizushima

  4. Yoshiyoshi Arakawa

    Yoshiyoshi Arakawa

    Junichi Kudo

  5. Daisuke Hibi

Full Cast & Crew

Key of Life
Key of Life

Facts

Original Title 鍵泥棒のメソッド

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 16, 2012
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 2h 8m

Budget -

Revenue -

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