Beautiful Lure - A Modern Tale of "Painted Skin" Directed by Hiroshi Akabane won the Best Screenwriter Award
Maiko Yamamoto works as a secretary to the vice president of a major bank. With both beauty and wit, she is the target of everybody’s attention and admiration, but she has a hidden side. At night, she works as a hostess at a high-class club in Ginza and looks for men who are worthy of her beauty. One night, finally the man who she has been waiting for comes in. Taro Shiomura is the most hopeful candidate to become the next prime minister of Japan. Taro quickly falls in love with Maiko. All goes well as Maiko’s plan, and preparations for their marriage get steadily underway. However, Taro’s life mentor and the spiritual leader Katsuko Tachibana tells him that Maiko is a Youma who is possessed by the nine-tailed fox. Maiko can only satisfy herself by destroying the country with her beauty. Yet Taro struggles because he wants to believe that she has a conscience. On the day of the wedding, what does fate fold for them?
About the Director: Hiroshi Akabane
Hiroshi Akabane was born in Yamanashi in 1951. After graduating from Senshu University in the law department in 1975, he became an assistant director for TV dramas. He is now actively directing and producing TV dramas. Hiroshi’s debut as a producer was with the Japanese TV series called Maido Osawagase Shimasu, which led to several other Japanese TV series such as Great Teacher Onizuka, Kyoshi Binbin Monogatari, and other dramas, which became well-known hits in Japan. He has received Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature Film at Madrid International Film Festival 2019, and August Director Honorable Mention In A Feature Film at The South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2019 with Immortal Hero.
Trailer of: Beautiful Lure - A Modern Tale of "Painted Skin"