Release date: October 10, 2009


VILLON'S WIFE is based on a short story by Japanese literary great, Osamu Dazai, to commemorate the centennial of his birth. Dazai (1909-1948) is noted for his ironic and gloomy wit, his obsession with suicide, and his brilliant fantasy. It is a beautiful rendition of the relationship between a talented but destructive writer, and his faithful wife who comprehends his weaknesses and accepts him for who he is. The film is scheduled to be released nationwide on October 10th.

VILLON'S WIFE’s director, Kichitaro Negishi,, was awarded Best Director at this year's Montreal World Film Festival.


Takako Matsu (Sachi)
Tadanobu Asano (Otani)
Ryoko Hirosue (Akiko)
Satoshi Tsumabuki (Okada)
Shinichi Tsutsumi (Tsuji)