Beat Takeshi, who stars with Ken Takakura in the drama "Anata e" (To You), says the 80-year-old veteran is like someone from a different world. The stars last appeared together in 1985 in “Yasha.”
Takakura plays a prison counselor whose wife (Yuko Tanaka) dies at 53. Fulfilling his wife's wish to have her ashes scattered in her hometown, he embarks on a road journey, meeting all sorts of characters along the way. Takeshi plays a teacher. The cast also includes SMAP's Tsuyoshi Kusayanagi, Tadanobu Asano, Haruka Ayase, Koichi Sato and Mieko Harad.
Takeshi said working with Takakura was like standing in front of a statue of Buddha or saint.
The movie is scheduled for release in the fall of 2012.© Japan Today