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17 April 1982 (Japan) See more »
9th-graders Kazuo (boy) and Kazumi (girl) take a tumble at a temple in a small seacoast town in Japan... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Satomi Kobayashi ... Kazumi Saitoh
Toshinori Omi ... Kazuo Saitoh
Makoto Satô ... Akio Saitoh
Sayuri Ishibashi ... Girl Student 'C'
Wakaba Irie ... Chie Saitoh
Etsuko Shiomi ... 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

Kirin Kiki ... Naoko Saitoh
Masahiko Nakagawa ... Yoshiyuki Saitoh
Daisuke Ohyama ... Kenji Sakui
Takahiro Saitoh ... Shizuo Fukuda
Tomoko Saotome ... Girl Student 'A'

Jô Shishido ... Kouzou Saitoh
Masuno Takahashi ... Masuno Saitoh
Shinobu Tsuruta ... Group Leader
Koji Yamanaka ... Hiroshi Yamamoto

Directed by
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hisashi Yamanaka  story

Produced by
Michio Morioka .... producer
Shiro Sasaki .... executive producer
Shosuke Taga .... producer (as Shôsuke Taga)
Kyôko Ôbayashi .... producer
Cinematography by
Yoshitaka Sakamoto 
Sound Department
Shôhei Hayashi .... sound designer

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Also Known As:
"Tenkôsei" - Japan (original title)
"Exchange Students" - International (English title) (literal title)
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113 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
unwanted sex change brings two subjects closer., 6 November 2001
Author: whatdoes1know from japan

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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