Magazine article Screen International

Third Window, Rapid Eye Board Live-Action Version of Tezuka's 'Barbara'

Magazine article Screen International

Third Window, Rapid Eye Board Live-Action Version of Tezuka's 'Barbara'

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Fumi Nikaido and Goro Inagaki star in the film, directed by Osamu Tezuka’s son, Macoto Tezuka.

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Germany’s Rapid Eye Movies and the UK’s Third Window Films are teaming with Japanese production outfit Thefool on a live-action version of Osamu Tezuka’s 1970s erotic manga Barbara.

Tezuka’s son, Macoto Tezuka, is directing the film, which is being produced to celebrate the 90th birth year of the late anime pioneer who also created the Astro Boy character.

Tezuka’s Barbara, as the film will be called, will star Fumi Nikaido, who won best actress at the Venice film festival in 2011 for Himizu, and Goro Inagaki (13 Assassins). …

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