Pink and Gray (ピンクとグレー)
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Pink and Gray (ピンクとグレー)
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© 2016 “Pink and Gray” Film Partners

When real life feels like a dream, does it mean your wishes have come true?


Pink and Gray starts off where most films end: movie star Gotchi slips a noose around his neck and seals his own fate. He leaves his best friend Riba to discover his body, alongside six envelopes, each containing a different suicide note. He instructs Riba to pick only one letter to report to the police and the press. And if Riba follows his instructions, his suicide should help catapult Riba into fame.

Bent on understanding the truth behind Gotchi’s untimely death, an anguished Riba retraces their friendship and investigates what could have gone wrong…

Just when you thought you’ve predicted the story, Pink and Gray strays from movie formulae and turns everything on its head with a clever twist. Not only does the perspective change half-way through, the film even switches from full colour to black-and-white.

Director Isao Yukisada (Crying Out Love in the Center of the World) takes a standard fame-and-jealousy drama and creates an arthouse film brimming with mystery instead. With charismatic performances by newcomer Yuto Nakajima (Hey! Say! JUMP!) and Masaki Suda (The Light Shines Only There, Princess Jellyfish).

Click here to view the trailer on the official website

Year: 2016
Length: 119 mins
Classification rating: 
Under 15s must be accompanied by an adult
Audience warning: Contains moderate sexual content and violence.

In Japanese with English subtitles.



  • Director
    Isao Yukisada/
  • Producer
    Daiji Horiuchi/
  • Screenplay
    Ryuta Horai/ Isao Yukisada/
  • Original Story
    Shigeaki Kato/
  • Cast
    Yuto Nakajima/ Masaki Suda/ Kaho/ Yuya Yagira/ Yukino Kishii/