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60 min. Dramas
Vessel of Sand 砂の器 모래 그릇 砂之器
2004.1.18 ~ 2004.3.28
75 min. x 1 ep. / 65 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.
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SynopsisEiryo Waga is well-known musician who has begun a rapid climb to stardom, but he must keep his terrible past a secret. One day someone who knows all about his past confronts him, and Waga kills him in order to protect the fame he has obtained. Unfortunately, as Waga is leaving the scene, he runs into Asami, a budding stage actress. An investigation team is established led by two detectives, but they have difficulty making any headway. Meanwhile, by coincidence Waga bumps into Asami again. She also has her own dark past, and soon they fall in love. But Waga is already engaged to Ayaka whose father is responsible for his rapid ascent to the top of the music world. It looks like Waga’s ambitions are about to confront reality. Based on Seicho Matsumoto’s famous work that was released in 1960-61, this drama illustrates the life of a man burdened with a heavy fate in a contemporary setting.
CastMasahiro Nakai (中居正広)
Yasuko Matsuyuki (松雪泰子)
Shinji Takeda (武田真治)
Kotomi Kyono (京野ことみ)
Masaru Nagai (永井大)
Shunsuke Matsuoka (松岡俊介)
Yoshinori Okada (岡田義徳)
Hitomi Sato (佐藤仁美)
Isao Natsuyagi (夏八木勲)
Masachika Ichimura (市村正親)
Hidekazu Akai (赤井英和)
Yoshio Harada (原田芳雄)
Ken Watanabe (渡辺謙)
Scenario WriterYukari Tatsui (龍居由佳里)
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