Japan nominates 'Nobody' for Oscar
Cop drama hopes to follow in 'Departures' footsteps
A suspense drama starring Koichi Sato as a cop protecting a teen from the media as a murder trial cranks up, "Nobody" was produced by Fuji TV and released by Toho in January. As with most Fuji films it is sold internationally by Pony Canyon.
Kimizuka is better known as a screen writer, notably for the "Bayside Shakedown" series that Fuji TV also produced.
Last year's foreign-language award was won by "Departures" ("Okuribito") while the animated short film award went to "The House of Small Cubes" ("Tsumiki No Ie").