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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Sugihara
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Sakurai Tsubaki (as Kô Shibasaki)
Shinobu Ôtake ...
Michiko (mother of Sugihara)
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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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. See more »

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When the Korean girl at the station grabs the stabbed neck, her hand is already covered in blood. 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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