When Sokichi stops providing his long-time lover Kikuyo enough money to pay for the care of their three young children, Kikuyo leaves the children with Sokichi - and his very surprised and angry wife Oume - and disappears.
A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.
The trials, tribulations, and joys of raising a child. The film follows the everyday events of a family with one boy, coming up to his second birthday, interspersed with occasional thoughts... See full summary »
Kitamichi is a 19-year-old labor worker. He develops feelings for Yasuko who works in a used used bookstore, but he has never had a girlfriend. He also befriends Kusakabe, but jealousy soon threatens their friendship.
When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.
One of the best movie Kadokawa has done with Yakushimaru
This is the seventh movie Hiroko Yakushimaru has done for Kadokawa.
Suzuka Mita (Hiroko Yakushimaru) is an aspiring actress. She auditions for stage play "W's Tragedy" but only gets a supporting role. During her stay at the hotel where the casts are staying, she gets called into the room of Sho Hajima (Yoshiko Mita). She has her older boyfriend dead in bed. He died of a heart attack while trying to make love. Sho asks Suzuka to pretend it happened in her room in exchange for a favorable casting position in the play. She complies, and in return Sho gets her the position of the lead actress.
You can see the maturity of Hiroko Yakushimaru as an actress in this movie compared to her previous movies, but also it marks the end of her career just to be able to sell on cuteness alone. This out of all the movies done by Yakushimaru for Kadokawa is probably the best, but it lacks impact, as the formula has gotten somewhat predictable which detracts from the viewing experience. Yoshiko Mita puts in a great acting as the veteran in this movie. A movie to watch if you're a neo classic Japanese movie fan.
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