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Weather Girl (1996)

Otenki-oneesan (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | Video 16 August 1996
Keiko Nadachi is a substitute weather-girl for Michiko Kawai on J-TV. As a way of signing off, she hikes up her skirt and flashes her underwear at the audience. This move makes her an ... See full summary »

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Kei Mizutani ...
Keiko Nakadai
Takashi Sumida ...
Minoru Yamagishi
Yasuyo Shirashima ...
Kaori Shimamori
Saori Taira ...
Michiko Kawai
Satoru Saitô ...
President Gondo
Kunihiro Ida ...
Masao Yanabe (as Kunihiko Ida)
Ren Ôsugi ...
Yochi Hamamoto
Hiroshi Ohkôchi ...
Cook
Satoru Okubo ...
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Katsue Sato ...
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Yu Tokui ...
Guardsman
Yoshiaki Umegaki ...
Golden Man
Fumiko Miura ...
Girl
Ziro Todoroki ...
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Ginnosuke Azuma ...
Mr. Shirarui
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Keiko Nadachi is a substitute weather-girl for Michiko Kawai on J-TV. As a way of signing off, she hikes up her skirt and flashes her underwear at the audience. This move makes her an instant cult TV figure and a celebrity. Then Kaori comes back to work and an all-out war erupts between the two of them, with an old high school flame of Keiko's trapped in the middle. Written by Serdar Yegulalp <syegul@ix.netcom.com>

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Remake of Weather Report Girl (1994) See more »

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Weird male fantasy turns into a weird media satire turns into a really weird martial arts extravaganza.
26 June 2001 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

One is tempted to suspect the feminist credentials of any male director, especially in a film boasting graphic female onanism, and a not-exactly-hostile-to-adolescent-male-fantasy bath scene featuring naked women, licking, foam and cute maid's outfits.

Nevertheless, one must applaud Hosoyama's intentions - he far outstrips the similarly themed and styled 'To Die For' in terms of both visual imagination and ideological sympathy. What begins as a media satire turns into a gleefully bizarre S&M martial arts fantasy. The terms of the conflict are gendered - the sterile post-modern male world of the media and virtual reality; and the older female world of magic and nature. This tends to reinforce stereotypes, especially when the villainess is punished for wanting to be man, but who cares when you're having this much fun?


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