Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in love with a Japanese girl after changing from a North Korean school to a Japanese school. His boxer dad teaches him boxing - skills used a lot.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yôsuke Kubozuka ...
Sugihara
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Sakurai Tsubaki (as Kô Shibasaki)
Shinobu Ohtake ...
Michiko (mother of Sugihara) (as Shinobu Ôtake)
Tsutomu Yamazaki ...
Hideyoshi (father of Sugihara)
Hirofumi Arai ...
Won-su
Mitsu Murata ...
Katô
Takato Hosoyamada ...
Jeong-il
Min Kim ...
Naomi
Gye-nam Myeong ...
Staff member of South Korean embassy
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Tawake
Ren Ôsugi ...
Taxi driver
Sansei Shiomi ...
Mr. Kim
Masato Hagiwara ...
Policeman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anri Ban ...
Kaori
Guin Poon Chaw ...
Sakurai's mother (as Ginpuncho)
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Sugihara, born in Japan but with North Korean parents, falls in love with a Japanese girl after changing from a North Korean school to a Japanese school. His boxer dad teaches him boxing - skills used a lot.

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When Sugihara and Tsubaki visits the schoolyard the second time Sugihara jumps the fence. He grabs the bar to the right of the post. In the next shot his hands are to the left. See more »

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teen-flick with intelligence
13 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

i saw this film at the berlin film festival where it was part of the 'panorama' showings (not in the actual competition itself). it was perhaps unhelpfully billed as a film about the 'taboo of relationships between japanese and koreans'. i wouldn't say that it was particularly about that at all - more like a teenager's struggle for identity.

i found it to be an excellent film. funny, touching and well-played. it deserves some international success.


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