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Colourful (2000)
"Karafuru" (original title)

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Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is 'lucky' and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi, who has just committed suicide.

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Kôki Tanaka
Sawako Agawa
Kanako Magara
Asuka Komayu
Yuki Kageyama
Shinosuke Saito
Jun Etô
Sanshô Shinsui
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Upon reaching the train station to death, a dejected soul is informed that he is 'lucky' and will have another chance at life. He is placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi, who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit named Purapura, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake in his former life was before his time limit in Makoto's body runs out. He also has a number of other lesser duties he must complete, such as understanding what led Makoto to commit suicide in the first place and learning how to enjoy his second chance at life. Written by Anonymous

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Funny account of youth problems
5 November 2000 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

Ever found yourself talking to your conscience? Maybe it was something reincarnated in you to make you - better. Makoto, our 14-year-old protagonist here, is mistreated by his cross-dressing brother, watches his mother emotionally involved with other men and himself touched by a girl who is dating adults in return for money, a phenomen now known as enjo-kosai in modern Japan. It is not only the funny characters that catch all our sympathies, it is in the way they naively behave and can't avoid hurting each other. Take the tough looking classmate who's after Makoto and her way to express her fondness. Or Makoto's mother's quick reaction to the crossdressing scene she finds her sons in. This pragmatic humour you will find only in Japanese movies. Through it shines the confusion of youngsters in the midst of bullying, teen prostitution and suicides. The movie is based on the popular novel by Eto Mori, a writer of children's books. It was one of the unspectacular highlights at MIFED 2000.


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