Masami Nagasawa (right) and the late Haruma Miura in a still from The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Ryo Tanaka. Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata co-star. Masami Nagasawa (right) and the late Haruma Miura in a still from The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Ryo Tanaka. Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata co-star.
Masami Nagasawa (right) and the late Haruma Miura in a still from The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Ryo Tanaka. Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata co-star.

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The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess movie review – charming sequel overshadowed by deaths of Yuko Takeuchi, Haruma Miura

  • Set in Singapore and Langkawi and riffing on the success of Crazy Rich Asians, this tale of con artists out to steal an inheritance is spun off from a TV series
  • While they have only small parts in the film, the suicides of two of the stars from the series, Yuko Takeuchi and Haruma Miura, have overshadowed its release

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Masami Nagasawa (right) and the late Haruma Miura in a still from The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Ryo Tanaka. Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata co-star. Masami Nagasawa (right) and the late Haruma Miura in a still from The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Ryo Tanaka. Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata co-star.
Masami Nagasawa (right) and the late Haruma Miura in a still from The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Princess (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Ryo Tanaka. Masahiro Higashide and Fumiyo Kohinata co-star.
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