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Bounce Ko Gals (1997)

Baunsu ko gaurusu (original title)
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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Very good movie
28 June 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie about japanese teenage girls high-gals or Ko-gals (prostitutes) is a very good movie. It addresses many of the feelings of ennui youth have in Japanese society, like the feeling that they cannot be treated as individuals in Japanese society (part of the group-think) there. An important part of the movie shows when Lisa is asked, why does she want to go to New York to study? She states that her feeling is in the USA you "can-do" anything you want just as long as you keep trying and that you do your best. It's a feeling that these girls feel that they are trapped to being less than they can achieve in Japan. Overall, a 9 out of 10. Note: that the picture on the video box makes the movie look like a porno movie but it's nothing like that. It could be said that it's similar to Larry Clark's "Kids".


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