The Long Goodbye NHK Spring Drama 2014

  • Drama: The Long Goodbye
  • Romaji: Rongu Guddobai
  • Japanese: ロング・グッドバイ
  • Director: Kentaro Horikirizono
  • Writer: Raymond Chandler (novel), Aya Watanabe
  • Network: NHK
  • Episodes: 5
  • Release Date: April 19 – May 17, 2014
  • Runtime: Saturdays 21:00-21:58
  • TV Ratings: 4.9% (weekly average)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Set in Tokyo, Japan during the 1950’s.

Tamotsu (Gou Ayano) is suspected of murdering his actress wife Shizuka Harada (Rina Ohta). He flees to Taiwan and commits suicide. Tamotsu’s friend Banji Masuzawa (Tadanobu Asano) works as a private detective. Banji has doubts about Tamotsu’s death, but the case is covered up by powerful media mogul Heizo Harada (Akira Emoto).

Banji is then involved in another case involving the neighbors of the Harada family. He encounters drunk novelist Joji Kamiido (Arata Furuta), a publish company editor (Tomorowo Taguchi) and finally a beautiful woman Aiko (Koyuki) who holds the key to case. As it looks likes Banji has solved the case, something unexpected occurs.

Notes

  1. Based on the novel “The Long Goodbye” by Raymond Chandler (published 1953 by Hamish Hamilton).

Cast

Long Goodbye-Tadanobu Asano.jpg Long Goodbye-Gou Ayano.jpg Long Goodbye-Koyuki.jpg Long Goodbye-Arata Furuta.jpg Long Goodbye-Ai Tominaga.jpg
Tadanobu Asano Gou Ayano Koyuki Arata Furuta Ai Tominaga
Banji Masuzawa Tamotsu Harada Aiko Kamiido Joji Kamiido Yoshino Koumura
Long Goodbye-Rina Ohta.jpg Long Goodbye-Kenichi Takito.jpg Long Goodbye-Keisuke Horibe.jpg Long Goodbye-Rila Fukushima.jpg Long Goodbye-Tsutomu Takahashi.jpg
Rina Ohta Kenichi Takito Keisuke Horibe Rila Fukushima Tsutomu Takahashi
Shizuka Harada Newspaper Reporter Morita Hajime Takamura Riri Detective Gonda
Long Goodbye-Tomorowo Taguchi.jpg Long Goodbye-Yuki Izumisawa.jpg Long Goodbye-Eri Ishida.jpg Long Goodbye-Kenichi Endo.jpg Long Goodbye-Kotaro Yoshida.jpg
Tomorowo Taguchi Yuki Izumisawa Eri Ishida Kenichi Endo Kotaro Yoshida
Haneoka Shosuke Kaneda middle-aged woman Police Inspector Kishida Lawyer Endo
Long Goodbye-Akira Emoto.jpg
Akira Emoto
Heizo Harada

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