Netflix has set the global premiere date for In Love and Deep Water, a new mystery-romance film from Japan. Check out the teaser.

In Love and Deep Water
In Love and Deep Water — Photo courtesy of Netflix

Set on the MSC Bellissima, a massive luxury cruise ship headed for the Aegean sea, In Love and Deep Water follows Suguru (Ryo Yoshizawa, Kingdom, River’s Edge), the ship’s loyal butler, and Chizuru (Aoi Miyazaki, Rage, Here Comes the Morning), a mysterious woman who isn’t supposed to be on the ship but is.

Suguru sees his life turned upside down the day he encounters Chizuru, who claims that their respective partners are on the verge of cheating. She tries to convince him that they have to stop the cruise and go back to Japan to prevent their partners from cheating when one night, they and five other passengers witness a dead body floating in the rooftop pool. Strangely, all but Suguru pretend they haven’t seen anything. While trying to unravel the murder mystery, Suguru and Chizuru are gradually drawn to each other.

In Love and Deep Water, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, November 16, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now on the show’s page at

The cast includes Yoh Yoshida (Kamen Rider Black Sun) as Hatsumi, the recently-appointed ship’s captain; Rinko Kikuchi (Why Didn’t I Tell You a Million Times?) as Aina, an unfaithful film producer; Kento Nagayama (Invisible) as Shintaro, a young actor who wants to appear in a film shown at the Cannes Film Festival; Yuki Izumisawa (The Days) as Ryuki, a former yakuza member; Aju Makita (The Makanai: Cooking for the Maiko House) as Shiori, the daughter of a yakuza boss; Hatsunori Hasegawa (Why Didn’t I Tell You a Million Times?) as Sohei, the godfather of the medical world; Ken Yasuda (Picu) as his son, Michihiko; Saki Takaoka (Rika) as Misaki, Michihiko’s wife; Yunho (Given) as Kanato, the son of the housekeeper; and Rumika Ogai (Don’t Call It Mystery) as Rena, the daughter of Misaki and Michihiko.

Written by Yuji Sakamoto (Monster) and directed by Yusuke Taki (Miss Sherlock), the film is produced by Yoichi Arishige and Tomoo Fukatsu and executive produced by Makiko Okano for Netflix.


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In Love and Deep Water: Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Japanese Mystery-Romance Film
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