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Tenkôsei (1982)

9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan. Through supernatural intervention, their minds and bodies are switched, and the result... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Satomi Kobayashi ...
Kazumi Saitoh
Toshinori Omi ...
Kazuo Saitoh
Makoto Satô ...
Akio Saitoh
Sayuri Ishibashi ...
Girl Student 'C'
Wakaba Irie ...
Chie Saitoh
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Mitsuko Ono (as Etsuko Shihomi)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maki Akita ...
Girl Student 'B'
Masae Hayashi ...
Akemi Yoshino
Kiyoshi Hitomi ...
Innkeeper
Kouichi Inoue ...
Jiroh Saitoh
Mihoko Itoh ...
Girl Student 'D'
Munenori Iwamoto ...
Masaaki Kaneko
Sumiko Kakizaki ...
Keiko Kawahara
Kazuo Kamoshida ...
Punk
Haruya Katô ...
H.S. Principal
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9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan. Through supernatural intervention, their minds and bodies are switched, and the result is a touching and hilarious coming-of-age comedy as they attempt to survive the pressures of junior high school life. Written by Rob Richardson <robrich@heisei.com>

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Remade as Tenkôsei: Sayonara anata (2007) See more »

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Andante Cantabile
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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unwanted sex change brings two subjects closer.
6 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

This hilarious movie catapults two youngsters hitting puberty into the opposite sex after a fall from which they recover in each other's bodies. The timid sensitive girl becomes the effeminate insecure boy, and the unredeeming prankster becomes the loud clumsy girl with a chip on her shoulder. Both lead actors do tremendous jobs portraying the opposite sex, and often do so delivering more than a laugh. It ends in a bittersweet tone, but it is a really cute movie with hilarious moments.


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