NHK Drama Special 2014 ~ Knife no Yukue


Date: From 10.00 p.m., 22 & 23 December 2014
Scriptwriter: Yamada Taiichi (Toki wa Tachidomaranai, Quilt no Ie, Arifureta Kiseki)
Cast: Matsumoto Koshiro, Imai Tsubasa, Aibu Saki, Ishibashi Ryo, Matsuzaka Keiko, Tsugawa Masahiko
Synopsis: Minegishi Tsugio (Imai Tsubasa), a young man who has given in to self despair due to his unfortunate background, tries to randomly stab people with a knife that he had pocketed. He happens to meet the gaze of Nemoto Takuji (Matsumoto Koshiro). The elderly Takuji pins Tsugio down but the look in his eyes gives Takuji reservations about handing him over to the police. So he breaks Tsugio’s leg and brings him back home. Takuji lives alone. In an attempt to avoid feeling lonely, he has been hiring Kaori (Aibu Saki), a housekeeper with a young child, twice a week, but her daughter has not taken to him. Now he clears out his late wife’s room for Tsugio to stay until his fracture heals. Tsugio can only wonder about Takuji’s true intentions. Takuji neither talks about himself nor asks about Tsugio’s matters. This is the start of their bizarre life together under one roof. Tsugio is hurt by the mistrust that Takuji sometimes shows, but the distance between them does not shrink. On the other hand, Takuji has qualms about Tsugio getting close to Kaori and terminates her contract. However, a hurt Tsugio leaves the Nemoto household. Although Takuji locates him and brings him back home, he cannot overcome his mistrust of the young man. Meanwhile, Nagahara Orie (Matsuzaka Keiko) and Tanba (Tsugawa Masahiko), who knew Takuji in his youth, visit the house one after the other. Takuji gradually starts to open his heart to Tsugio as he talks to them. The bone fracture heals and the day of Tsugio’s departure from the Nemoto household draws near. Takuji begins to talk about the bitter past that he experienced in a foreign land during his youth.
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