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Like Grains of Sand (1995)
"Nagisa no Shindobaddo" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  16 December 1995 (Japan)
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The movie is built around the very complex relationships between Yoshida, leaving Shimizu for Aihara (or at least he tries to), and his friend Ito, whose love for Yoshida seems to have ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoshinori Okada ...
Shuji Ito
Ayumi Hamasaki ...
Kasane Aihara
Kouji Yamaguchi ...
Touru Kanbara
Kumi Takada ...
Ayako Shimizu
Shizuka Isami ...
Rika Matsuo
Kôta Kusano ...
Hiroyuki Yoshida
Yoshihiko Hakamada ...
Fujita
Bang-ho Cho ...
Teacher
Miyako Yamaguchi ...
Ms. Yoshida
Toshie Negishi ...
Ms. Nezu
Kunio Murai ...
Shuji's Father
Hiroko Anzai
Kenichiro Samejima
Kazumi Ikeda
Chiharu Ishikawa ...
Noriko Yoshida
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The movie is built around the very complex relationships between Yoshida, leaving Shimizu for Aihara (or at least he tries to), and his friend Ito, whose love for Yoshida seems to have little chance for success. In the end we have a coalition of Ito and Aihara - who may or may not be in love with Ito - teaching Yoshida a lesson. Written by Anonymous

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Not your average love story/gay movie
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I think this movie is underrated. To me it felt like a gulp of fresh air. Some people complain about the implausibility of the plot, overlong sequences and lack of sex (the latter being, I believe, the main reason for "implausibility"; and how come there are no drunken teenagers talking dirty?!); but it's just not their thing, and good for them if they can't relate to the story. The performances are great; I'd really like to see more of the actors in other movies. The emotions are genuine. The whole unrequited love thing is presented with uncanny subtlety. And it does give you the tingly feeling you expect to get from a good movie.


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