Under the Open Sky

Directed by Miwa Nishikawa
Co-financed and produced by AOI Pro.
The 56th Chicago International Film Festival - Best Performance Winner (Koji Yakusho) / Audience Choice Award Winner
The 45th Toronto International Film Festival - Contemporary World Cinema Selection

Mikami, an ex-yakuza of middle age with most of his life in prison, gets released after serving 13 years of sentence for murder. Hoping to find his long lost mother, from whom he was separated as a child, he applies for a TV show and meets a young TV director Tsunoda. Meanwhile, he struggles to get a proper job and fit into society. His impulsive, adamant nature and ingrained beliefs cause friction in his relationship with Tsunoda and those who want to help him.

Category Feature Film Released: February 11, 2021
Screenwriter / DirectorMiwa Nishikawa
CastKoji Yakusho, Taiga Nakano, Seiji Rokkaku, Yukiya Kitamura, Hakuryu, Midoriko Kimura, Masami Nagasawa, Narumi Yasuda, Meiko Kaji, Isao Hashizume
Original Story"Mibuncho" by Ryuzo Saki
MusicMasaki Hayashi
DistributorWarner Bros. Japan
Project ManagementRyuzo Saki / 2021“Under the Open Sky” Production Committee
ProductionAOI Pro.
URL Official Website (Japanese)
    Producer : Taichi Ito(AOI Pro.)
    Associate Producer : Kana Ikeno(AOI Pro.)
    Assistant Producer : Megumi Omizo(AOI Pro.)