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Baunsu ko gaurusu (1997)

The film follows three modern Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo as they flirt with lecherous old men and dodge the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of "enjo kosai" or "date clubs".

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Credited cast:
Hitomi Satô ...
Jonko
Yasue Satô ...
Raku
Yukiko Okamoto ...
Lisa
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Sap
Shin Yazawa ...
Maru
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Saki
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Oshima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Curtis ...
Bura-san
Shuzo Daemon
Jun Etô
Eugene
Kumiko Hara
Ken Hirose
Hiroshige Ikeda
Masao Imafuku
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Lisa is 16. She is leaving for New York tommorow at 11 a.m. She saved some money but she would like to get some more - just in case. As she tries to make money by shooting a video for girls-in-school-uniforms-demanding men she loses everything except her ticket. She meets two highschool girls, Raku and Jonko, professional call-girls, and spends the last night with them trying to make up the money that was stolen from her. Written by Prague Indies <pragueindies@hotmail.com>

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Truly Excellent Drama
26 August 2003 | by (www.nixflix.com) – See all my reviews

BOUNCE GO-KALS is one of the best drama I've seen out of Japan. It's not a slow-moving Japanese film, but it's just slow enough, and just fast enough (although the movie is well over 2 hours) to keep you interested and at the same time, emotionally invested. A terrific film that exposes Japanese society for its hypocricy, while even delving into the past of the country. But in the end, it's a movie about hope and a future that, although it may look dark, has a silver lining.

For more excellent movies by the director, check out KAMIKAZE TAXI and CHOICE OF HERCULES, two very good dramas from a man with his pulse on what makes Japan so fascinating.

10 out of 10

(Go to http://www.nixflix.com for a more in-depth review of this movie and other foreign films)


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