Trailer for Koki Mitani’s A Ghost of a Chance

A Ghost of a Chance/Once in a Blue Moon

A Ghost of a Chance (Once in a Blue Moon) posterAsianMediaWiki has revealed the English subtitled trailer for A Ghost of a Chance (ステキな金縛り), the lastest film from the Japanese King of Comedy Koki Mitani. Mitani is known for University of Laughs, Suite Dreams and The Magic Hour, and his film A Ghost of a Chance just hit the Number 1 spot at the Japanese box office last week.

Synopsis: Defence lawyer Emi is assigned to a particularly unusual case: a man is suspected of murdering his wealthy wife, and his only alibi is a 421-year old ghost, Rokubei. At first Emi is hesitant, but when she pursues her lead she is visited by the ghost herself. And so the fun begins in the courtroom when Prosecutor Osano starts to cross examine…

Once again starring the incomparable Toshiyuki Nishida, and a cast of Mitani regulars, this looks to be the Japanese comedy smash of the year.

A Ghost of a Chance (aka Once in a Blue Moon) opened in Japan on 29 October 2011 in Japan from Toho, and will be the Opening Night film on 17 November (Sydney) and 29 November (Melbourne) 2011 at the 15th Japanese Film Festival in Australia.

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