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Writers (WGA):
Dan Greenburg (novel)
Dan Greenburg (earlier screenplay Private Lessons)
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Release Date:
6 March 1993 (Japan) See more »
An insecure young Asian man, played by Japanese pop star Goro Inagaki, meats an interesting sensual European woman who teaches him the secrets of love and life. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Akiyoshi Kimata  (as Seiji Izumi)
Writing credits
Dan Greenburg (novel "Philly")

Dan Greenburg (earlier screenplay Private Lessons)

Dan Greenburg (screenplay)

Produced by
Ed Carlin .... supervising producer
R. Ben Efraim .... producer
Mitsuru Itô .... producer
Johnny Kitagawa .... executive producer
Mitsuko Oki .... assistant producer
Tsukasa Shiga .... assistant producer
Takashi Tanabe .... line producer
Original Music by
Joey Carbone 
Cinematography by
Hiroaki Sugimura 
Film Editing by
Fred A. Chulack 
Production Design by
Iwao Saitô 
Set Decoration by
Ryoji Matsumoto 
Barbara Seinfeld  (as Barbara S. Shelton)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masaki Harada .... assistant director
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Tom Cornwell .... sound effects editor
Ronald Eng .... foley editor
Peter Harrison .... sound effects editor
Rich Harrison .... supervising sound editor
Andy Nelson .... re-recording mixer
Tally Paulos .... adr editor
Steve Pederson .... re-recording mixer
Tom Perry .... re-recording mixer
Tetsuo Segawa .... sound
Yoshiteru Takahashi .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Greenberg .... photographer: re-shoots
Shûji Kuriyama .... first assistant camera
Takayuki Sayegusa .... best boy
Naohide Suzuki .... gaffer
Casting Department
Ed Arenas .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Naomi Yamamoto .... wardrober
Editorial Department
J. Randolph Harrison .... assistant film editor
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Lois Trent-Bring .... negative cutter
Location Management
Tatsuya Isomura .... location manager
Other crew
Adam Greenberg .... director: re-shoots
Kozue Miyashita .... script supervisor
Greg Nye .... assistant coordinator
Russell Vreeland .... re-shooting supervisor
Simi Wein .... production coordinator

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
You'll Laugh and Cry at This Feel-Good Wake Up Call!, 20 October 1999
Author: TeaBunny from NYC, USA

Private Lessons II is a brilliant piece of moviemaking! It's complex and it makes you think, like Eraserhead. It's uplifting and restores your faith in humankind, like It's a Wonderful Life. It exploits teenage stereotypes, like Fast Times at Ridgemont High. And it's Japanese, like Godzilla vs. Mothra.

The mystery of this film is what keeps me watching it again and again. Like, is it in Japan or America? The main character, Ken, is clearly Japanese. But his classmates are American-looking, and so is his teacher. But his best friend is Japanese. And they speak Japanese, but sometimes they speak English, which is dubbed over in English anyway. The result is unsettling and confusing. They show Ken's grandmother briefly, and then she disappears for the rest of the film. The American woman is hired by Ken's teacher to have sex with him, but she is surprised that Ken actually had sex. They all laugh at the most unfunny things I have ever seen. And Ken has really great hair.

I recommend picking up the soundtrack if you can find it, if only for the song, "Destination", which totally rocks. >2!

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