Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached ... See full summary »
Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and soon a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, it turns out, is Sukemasa's sister; and both are the children of his old flame Yukie, a grasping, self-centered woman. Moreover, Yoko's grandfather is responsible for the massive tattoo sprawling across Tomokawa's back. Tomokawa soon takes both teens under his wing, protecting them from their heartless mother, and their lecherous stepfather. Soon, Yoko gets a similarly massive tattoo illustrating her bond with her policeman savior. Written by
i rented this in japan at tsutaya - only because it had English subtitles. i had no idea what it was about or if it would be any good - i think that made me like it more. at first i was a little put off by a love story between a 40 year old man and a 15 year old girl, but the character development was outstanding. i felt that all the characters and relationships between them were very well thought out. by the end i had no problems with it. it was also a little longer than i'd expected, but only had about three minutes on the end that i thought was unnecessary. some of the cinematography seemed a little cliché, but as i got into the story it didn't bother me at all. overall, i'd say this is one of the best movies i've seen lately. it was very original and well made.
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