Date: From 9.00 p.m., 20 July 2015
Scriptwriters: Kojima Hideki, Yoshida Teruyuki
Original Work: Dokutsu Ojisan Kouya no 43-nen
Cast: Lily Franky, Nakamura Aoi, Tomita Kaito, Inoue Jun, Kiuchi Midori, Asari Yosuke, Sakai Maki, Ono Machiko, Ono Takehiko, Namase Katsuhisa
Synopsis: In a farming village in 1959 (Showa 34), Kayama Kazuma (Tomita Kaito) grew up in a poor family. He left home at 13 because he could not tolerate ill-treatment from his parents and lived hidden in a cave deep in the mountains. He became proficient at survival skills such as making bows and arrows, and catching rabbits and wild boars on his own. His beloved dog supported him through this lonely life. Several years later, a kind farming couple Sunagawa Yoshio (Inoue Jun) and Masayo (Kiuchi Midori) discover a man clad in animal fur living in a cave. He is the grown-up Kazuma (Nakamura Aoi). Kazuma starts to make contact with the world despite his confusion. It is the first time he experiences the kindness of humans as the Sunagawas love him like their own child. After that, he encounters traders selling flowers and learns about making money by selling mountain vegetables and orchids. But he is cheated by a friend he trusts and despairs of life. Although Kazuma contemplates suicide, he makes the decision to live again. Running away from Kyushu, he (Lily Franky) learns to read and write from a homeless person and even experiences his first love after 50. But one day, Kazuma ends up getting arrested by the police for his attempt to wrench open a faulty vending machine. He starts to talk about his astounding life, surviving alone for 43 years when interrogated by police officers (Asari Yosuke, Namase Katsuhisa) … …
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