Following the divorce, the attempted suicide of her mother and the rumors underage sex with the teacher, a girl drops out the school in an attempt to find herself.

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Sachiko Kita
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Patriarchy at it's finest.
14 March 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

The cute Japanese school-girl's dangerous world is shown in all it's menacing glory. Societies' lack of concern for these young women comes off as even more frightening than the actual predators. Because of this cultural acceptance the victims seem quite resigned to their fate. Written with subtlety and well acted but slowly paced.


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