When a successful, but tired Tokyo-based playwright who has sworn off easy women and casual encounters takes refuge in the countryside, his plans are disrupted by a horny woman who pedals fast into his life and is unrelenting.
Based on the true events of the deadly gas attacks perpetrated by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult on the Tokyo subway system, CANARY tells the moving story of two children, each abandoned... See full synopsis »
A group of people suddenly find themselves 20 years in the past. Hiroshi, a 30 year-old businessman, regard it as an opportunity to help a young woman from his past, the memory of whom he has always cherished.
A wonderful portrayal of the secret life of fifth graders
Doko made mo ikou a/k/a Don't Look Back (Akihiko Shiota, 1999)
The Japanese title actually translates to something like "[a place] where [one] can still go back to". -- and reflects the essence of the film considerably better than the English one. This little film (74 minutes or so) is an absolute delight. It focuses on the lives of two 5th grade boys over the course of (part of) a school year. They make mischief, have to deal with family issues, neighborhood bullies and _girls_ and generally cope with issues of life, death and change. The presentation is unsentimental and honest.
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