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A Scene at the Sea (1991)
"Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi" (original title)

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The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

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Cast overview:
Claude Maki ...
Shigeru (as Kurôdo Maki)
Hiroko Ôshima ...
Takako
Sabu Kawahara ...
Takoh
Toshizo Fujiwara ...
Nakajima
Susumu Terajima
Katsuya Koiso
Toshio Matsui
Yasukazu Ishitani
Naomi Kubota
Tsuyoshi Ohwada
Tatsuya Sugimoto
Meijin Serizawa
Tetsu Watanabe
Keiko Kagimoto ...
Surf shop woman
Kengakusha Akiyama
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Born with a hearing impairment, Shigeru is a part timer working for the sanitation service. His girlfriend Takako has the same condition as well. On his usual pickup route, Shigeru finds a broken surf-board in a pile of garbage. His introduction to the world of surfing. Shigeru fails in his attempt to catch a wave. Takako looks on as the locals heckle the first time surfer. Un-hindered by the world around them, Shigeru and Takako commute to the beach every day. Impressed by Shigeru's determination, owner of a surf shop hands Shigeru a wet suit and an entry form to a contest. Ironically, Shigeru is disqualified from the contest for missing the announcement. Not to be discouraged, Shigeru's love for surfing consumes everything around him. He is able to fit in with the local crowd and even finish respectably at the second contest. Summer comes to an end and the cold wind starts to blow between Shigeru and Takako... Written by Office Kitano

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Takeshi the gentle.
18 November 2002 | by (san francisco, ca) – See all my reviews

This movie, directed by Takeshi Kitano, moves at a measured pace, one that allows the viewers to feel and relate to the situations slowly. On one level, it talks about a mute garbage collector's desire to become a surfer, yet it also deals with unspoken love, silence, and determination. One of the gentlest, most subtle movies I have seen. A simple expression, at times, is worth more than complex ones. Takeshi Kitano understands this.


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