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Sûpâ no onna (1996)

Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail ... See full summary »

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Nobuko Miyamoto ...
Hanako Inoue
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Gorô Kobayashi
Ryûnosuke Kaneda ...
Gorô no Ani - Ichirô
Sen Yano ...
Shôjikiya Tenshu
Naomasa Musaka ...
Seinikubu Chîfu
Chôei Takahashi ...
Sengyobu Chîfu
Yûji Miyake ...
Seikabu Chîfu
Aki Takejô ...
Sôzaibu Chîfu
Akiko Matsumoto ...
Reji
Sumiyo Yamada ...
Reji
Kazuki Kosakai ...
Hansokubuin
Shingo Yanagisawa ...
Seinikubu Joshu
Manpuku Kin ...
Seinikubu Joshu
Hikaru Ijûin ...
Seigyobu Joshu
Keita Tsukui ...
Seikabu Joshu
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Goro's supermarket is not doing well; the rival "Bargains Galore" threatens his business. A chance encounter with Hanako, an energetic woman he knew in grade school, results in big retail and life changes. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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15 June 1996 (Japan)  »

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Mostly Unseen Itami Gem Here in USA
21 October 1999 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

Once again starring his wife, Nobuko Miyamoto, it is the story of her character's campaign to improve the fortunes of a local grocer. Told with Itami's trademark wit and eye for life's oddest characters. I was fortunate to see this at the Seattle International Film Festival in 1997 and am saddened that it has failed to attract domestic distribution. More tragic, of course, was the untimely passing of dir. Juzo Itami shortly after the completion of his last film in 1998.


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