Full trailer for “Rebirth” (Youkame no Semi) starring Mao Inoue and Hiromi Nagasaku

By kevin on February 16, 2011 at 12:03am EST

The full trailer Izuru Narushima’s Rebirth (Youkame no Semi) has been released via the Yahoo! Japan Shochiku channel. The film is an adaptation of a novel by Mitsuyo Kakuta which was previously adapted as a TV drama which aired on NHK back in April.

Hiromi Nagasaku plays a woman name Kiwako who has an affair with a married man. Kiwako is unable to conceive, so when her lover’s wife gives birth to a daughter, she kidnaps the baby and takes off. After four years living happily as a mother, she’s arrested and the child, Erina, is taken away from her. Years later, Erina (now played by Mao Inoue) is a university student who’s grown up resenting her true parents. Soon, she has an affair of her own and ends up getting pregnant with a baby boy. In order to learn more herself, she decides to retrace the steps of her early life.

Shochiku will be releasing “Rebirth” in Japan on April 29, 2011.